North Central College

Naperville, IL

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North Central College

North Central College

North Central College Student Essentials

North Central College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: United Methodist
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cardinals
Website: northcentralcollege.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $31,071
Out-of-State Tuition: $31,071
Retention Rate: 78%
Enrollment: 3,368
Year Established: 1861

About North Central College

The North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is dedicated to academic excellence. With a curriculum based on a blend of liberal arts and job-related knowledge and a learning environment that stresses leadership, ethics and service, you’ll receive a quality education.

The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although applicants are not required to have any faith background.

Academics include bachelor’s degrees in more than 55 majors in fields like Art Education, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Engineering and many more. The school offers interdisciplinary programs for students seeking to explore connections between various disciplines. More than five graduate programs are offered, including Business Administration, Leadership Studies and Education.

College life at North Central provides many resources for a well-rounded education and exciting college experience. With more than 60 student clubs, including Forensics and Mock Trial teams, campus ministry organizations and pre-professional organizations, you’ll be sure to find your niche. The school also hosts many campus activities and events, like gospel and jazz performances, theatre productions and guest speakers.

Admissions are reviewed individually. Recommended, but not required, are an admission essay, updated transcripts, admission interview and ACT/SAT scores.

The school offers scholarships to both undergraduates and graduates who apply before October 1 of the prior academic year, like the Presidential, Dean, and Honors scholarships. Other financial aid options available to eligible students are federal and state grants and loans.

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North Central College Map & Location

North Central College
30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540


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Getting Around North Central College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Naperville, IL

Winter
Dec
34
19
Jan
30
15
Feb
35
18
Spring
Mar
47
27
Apr
60
37
May
71
46
Summer
Jun
80
56
Jul
83
61
Aug
81
60
Fall
Sep
75
51
Oct
63
40
Nov
48
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,985
Freshman Class 660
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,368

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 7%
African American 4%
Caucasian 80%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%
Full-Time 83%
Part-Time 17%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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North Central College

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