Does excellence matter?
At Northwestern, your coursework will be challenging and engaging. Our faculty includes experts who have written books, published papers or presented their work in the U.S. and around the world. Their expertise comes from extensive study and real-world experience.
The words “academic excellence” hold deeper meaning at Northwestern because we are Christ-centered. In everything we do we strive for excellence to bring glory to God.
Your professors are committed to helping you learn in ways that are meaningful and practical. In the words of one of our students, “They really care about your success!”
It’s never too late for personal excellence
Our adult students often tell us that their attempts at college when they were younger didn’t meet with success because they were just “doing school” to get it done. Returning as an adult learner, you will find that your passion for your goals and for learning will fuel you to new levels as a student.
“I didn’t pull good grades in high school. Now I’m pulling As and Bs. The will to do it makes a difference.”
Julie, General Studies
A higher call to excellence
We believe excellence matters because it matters to God. As you pursue personal excellence through your education, be encouraged with these words from the Apostle Paul:
Meet our faculty
Meet our FOCUS Adult Undergraduate faculty and learn about their expertise.
Real world, real difference
"It was so valuable hearing real-life situations from professors. As a psychology major, several of my professors were licensed psychologists and my favorite part was hearing about situations they experienced."
Writing your story
Be inspired to create the next chapter of your story as you read stories from adult undergraduate students.