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North Central College
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  • 4 Year
  • NAPERVILLE, IL

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As North Central College community members, we pledge to protect the health, safety and wellness of our campus. Each and every one of us will work to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and other infections. We will act responsibly because we care deeply about one another. Please refer to our COVID site link for the most up-to-date campus initiatives and procedures. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

30 N BRAINARD ST
NAPERVILLE, IL 60540
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
From North Central College

Thanks for your interest in North Central College! We're thrilled that you'd like to learn more about the opportunities available to our students. At North Central, innovative programs, attentive faculty and a supportive community await. We encourage you to explore our academic programs and schedule a campus visit as your next steps.

As a nationally recognized institution, we prepare our students to push past what they believe to be possible, in the classroom and beyond. Our faculty love to teach, and their inspired instruction and collaboration with students provide outstanding experiences and opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, North Central students are supported by excellence to find their passion, pursue specialized careers and make an impact beyond our campus.

If you have questions regarding a specific program or your next steps, please contact us at 630-637-5800 or admissions@noctrl.edu.

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North Central College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,536 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,870 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 52 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 63 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 63 responses

Majors

New Program Alert : Nutrition Science

If you are interested in food, eating and nutrition this major might be for you. As public awareness and interest in human nutrition and health is increasing, the need for nutrition professionals is also growing. The nutritional science program at North Central prepares you for these demands by providing integrated learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,538 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
77
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Determined
    33%
  • Privileged
    21%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Hard working
    13%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Aloof
    5%
  • Incompetent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 49 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Difficult yet rewarding
    24%
  • Spectacular
    16%
  • Academically challenging
    14%
  • School spirit
    8%
  • Cardinal Football
    5%
  • Lame
    5%
  • Roller coaster
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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