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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
About North Central University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
From North Central University

North Central University is a fully accredited, Christ-centered school with a commitment to academic excellence. Located in the heart downtown Minneapolis, MN.

North Central University 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
91%
SAT Range
900-1370
ACT Range
17-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$20,993/ 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
$12,146/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
912Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
164
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • People who love Jesus and persue him
    50%
  • Jesus
    19%
  • Just focus on God
    13%
  • Thirsty
    13%
  • Jesus helps me not care about academics.
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Christian Bubble
    42%
  • The Best
    37%
  • Doctard degree
    11%
  • Great online school
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $34,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    40%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    94%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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    North Central is great! The location is great, they have some very good music and production programs that are hard to find elsewhere, and the culture is really good. The staff and facility are great to work with and very helpful. Graduates for North Central that I have meet have also been great. The band is also really good.
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    Overall, I have enjoyed my time at North Central. I was involved in two years of full-time PSEO at the school, and am now a full-time undergrad student with three semesters of work left. The environment is very nice; students, faculty, and professors are very easy to work and get along with. The campus is located a couple blocks out of downtown Minneapolis, so it is a beautiful setting. The school also has an extremely good business program, with many students able to find jobs immediately out of school because of the connections and skills they learn in the School of Business. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a smaller, private school in the Minneapolis area; it is well worth the investment!
    I personally am very happy with the time I have spent at North Central University. Overall, I do not have any complaints. The time I have been at North Central has been as a commuter. And in regards to life at North Central as a commuter I do believe there is a need for growth, but since I started I have seen efforts to change the lack of opportunities we receive. Such examples are social events being during later hours and constant information being brought not only to those who live on campus, but those who do not.

    Even so, the staff at North Central are what I always tell people make the experience the best for me. They are kind, intelligent, willing to hear all opinions, and genuinely care about the education you receive. They give the best education I could have asked for and every dollar that comes out of my pocket worth the investment of receiving my education at North Central University.