North Central is an above-average private, Christian college located in Naperville, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,634 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the North Central acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Psychology, Marketing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 69% of students, North Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
North Central College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
North Central College Reviews
I love North Central College. The small town feel is great while living within a bigger city. The classes are all small, which means the professors know not only your name, but they know you as well. You can simply walk across campus and see a bunch of people you know, and everybody is super nice and understanding as well. It is a great place to go to school!
I was in community college for a year then got called up by one of the recruiters to transfer over. What they don't tell you beforehand is what courses transfer over. I wouldn't transfer unless if your college specifically has a transfer guide directly towards North Central. Professors are so so and that's disappointing considering how I thought with the higher tuition costs, they'd be better than community college professors.
My father graduated from North Central. He loved it! I have looked at other private schools locally and have found North Central to be the best. Fits all my needs. Love the location and it's closeness to the beautiful downtown Naperville area (the suburban "Chicago"). It is a beautiful campus and has incredible teachers. They work with you and get you the best possible admissions package they can.