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Christian Community

Are you known by the
company you keep?

When you decide to pursue your degree through the FOCUS Adult Undergraduate program at Northwestern, you’ll be in the company of students who want to learn here. Northwestern is Christ-centered and so are they.

Students invest in one another as they work on projects and spend time together in class. Your professors bring their faith to the classroom. They know that prayer is essential for them as they teach and for students as they learn.

Here is one student’s view of the value of Christian community at Northwestern:

“The support of my peers from my cohort was enormous. Beginning each class in prayer was important. Anytime anyone had a situation they were going through … we prayed for one another about our kids, jobs, stresses …. It was so comforting knowing these people really were praying. It helps bring in your focus when you know God’s in the classroom with you.” 

Bobbi, Psychology

From classmates to friends

As a Northwestern student you’ve already got two big things in common with your classmates: 1. You love the Lord and 2. You’re interested in the same subject!

You’ll quickly find friends and future colleagues in the classroom:

“I really built life-long friendships with these people. Today we still keep in contact through Facebook—we have our own Facebook group! It’s just great to see where everyone is now and what they’re all doing with their degrees and where they are in their life. For me, going to school just built this whole big network of people who are always rooting for me.”

Dao, Adult Undergraduate alumna 



More than
the classroom


Adult students can participate in community life by attending plays and concerts, taking in athletic events or hearing guest lecturers. Check what  Jon Acuff, Laurie Bolthouse and Lee Strobel shared while on campus.

Why not start something?

Busy with work and school? Take a cohort study break to serve together at Feed My Starving Children or a food shelf. Thriving in Christian community and investing in others is a hallmark of your Northwestern experience.