The student body at Northwestern is quite diverse. Many different ethnicities, races, backgrounds, and denominations are represented and respected. NWC is committed to "biblical unity within the diversity that exists in the body of Christ" (I Corinthians 12:12–16). It's the College's goal that every person in the community be accepted and valued, regardless of whether a person is black or white, man or woman, rich or poor, etc.
There is a Culture, Language & Transition Program (CLT) for students who are new to the country. Northwestern has a specific housing community, Antioch, which is designated for interracial interaction. There are several events that take place on campus to promote and expand the knowledge of different cultures. Specifically, there is a food and dance festival that is highly attended. There are students with very different economic means and various types of families and backgrounds, all of which are treated with respect. Very few students show any kind of discrimination or bias towards others. The Christian community at Northwestern spans every type of person, because all students are connected by at least one thing: their relationship with Christ.