Tuition & Fees

$36,654

$36,654

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
19%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,177
Declined + 3,130
Total Received 7,307
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Private (nonprofit)

2,733

undergraduate students

229

graduate students

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School Facts

North Central, founded in 1861, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 62-acre campus is located in a residential area of Naperville, IL, west of metropolitan Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,962
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Naperville, IL

64-acre, suburban campus in Naperville (population: 144,864), 29 miles from downtown Chicago. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

North Central College
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
19%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,177
Declined + 3,130
Total Received 7,307

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Martin Sauer
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics
P: 800 411-1861
F: 630 637-5819
admissions@noctrl.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,328,829
State $3,635,808
Institutional $34,038,966
Other external $811,028
Total $41,814,631

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $9,697,999
Other external $305,384
Total $10,003,383

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (Division III)
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Broadcast Communications
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Microscopy
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Civilization
Computer Science
Curriculum/Instruction
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Leadership Administration
Elementary Education
English
English/Literature
English/Print Journalism
English/Writing
Entrepreneurial/Small Business
Exercise Science
Finance
French
German
Global Studies
History
Human Resources Management
Integrative Media Studies
Interactive Media Studies
International Business
International Business Administration
Japanese
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Education/Choral
Music Education/Instrumental
Music/Jazz Studies
Musical Theatre
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Organizational Communications
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Print Journalism
Psychology
Radiation Therapy
Religious Studies
Social Science/History
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Sociology/Criminal Justice
Sociology/Social Services
Sociology/Urban Studies/Policy
Spanish
Speech Communications
Sports Management
Theatre
Web/Internet Applications
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Undergraduate

92%

2,733
students

Female
53%
1,461

Male
47%
1,272

Graduate

8%

229
students

Female
55%
126

Male
45%
103

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,590
students

Female
54%
1,398

Male
46%
1,192

undergraduatePart-time

6%

143
students

Female
45%
63

Male
55%
80

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
Germany
Rwanda
Sweden
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Otermat
Assistant Director of International Admission
630 637-5293
msotermat@noctrl.edu

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