Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
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 2,596 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the North Central acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Psychology, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 69% of students, North Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
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
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- 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
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
North Central College Reviews
NCC made it easy to choose the right college to pursue my aspirations! Not only was I offered a wide variety of student resources, I found that the smaller class sizes allowed for a more personalized learning experience. I was awarded multiple scholarship grants while attending NCC, participated in an undergraduate research project where I had the opportunity to work side by side with a highly recognized professor, I received hands-on experience in real world settings, and also created genuine connections with my professors. My point is that NCC has SO much to offer, and as the college continues to expand and develop it will only provide that much more of an experience for future alum. Don’t wait- go apply!
The professors are excellent. They are knowledgeable and make classes fun. The campus is beautiful and relaxing. I enjoyed their study abroad programs with lots of countries to choose from! However, the course selection is limited as it is a small college. If you're a non-traditional student, this school is not for you. The majority of the students are immature and have a high school mentality.
Just transferred here and can all ready say that the dorms are less than satisfactory. The rooms are very cold and dirty, I counted several dust bunnies on the floor and it’s only my first day! The shower curtains are moldy and have holes in them and the toilets seats are so old that they are yellow and are wearing down in some spots...gross! At least the local area is very nice.