Tuition & Fees

$38,880

$38,880

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
7%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,928
Declined + 3,292
Total Received 7,220
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Private (nonprofit)

2,769

undergraduate students

196

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 1555
ACT 1096

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Location

School Facts

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 65-acre campus is located in Naperville, IL, west of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,965
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

Naperville, IL

65-acre, suburban campus in Naperville (population: 147,122), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
49%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
7%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
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

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,928
Declined + 3,292
Total Received 7,220

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

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

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,601

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,700
Room $7,536
Board $3,483
Additional fees $180
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $51,099
Average Financial Aid - $27,601
Total with Avg. Aid $23,498

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,212,192
State $3,922,268
Institutional $38,081,647
Other external $874,562
Total $46,090,669

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $12,521,821
Other external $437,407
Total $12,959,228
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 630 637-5600
F: 630 637-5819
finaid@noctrl.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kristina Bonn
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@noctrl.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Dance

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Athletic Directors

James Miller (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red

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 Asia Studies
Economics
Educational Leadership Administration
Elementary Education
English
English/Literature
English/Print Journalism
English/Writing
Entrepreneurial/Small Business
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
French
German
Global Studies
Health Science
History
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Integrative Media Studies
Interactive Media Studies
International Business
Japanese
Leadership Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Education/Choral
Music Education/Instrumental
Music/Jazz Studies
Musical Theatre
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Nonprofit Management
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Communications
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Print Journalism
Psychology
Radiation Therapy
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Science/History
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Sociology/Criminal Justice
Sociology/Social Services
Sociology/Urban Studies/Policy
Spanish
Speech Communications
Sports Management
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,965

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

2,769
students

Female
54%
1,506

Male
46%
1,263

7%

196
students

Female
63%
123

Male
37%
73

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,634
students

Female
55%
1,433

Male
45%
1,201

5%

135
students

Female
55%
73

Male
45%
62

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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
  • Veteran student

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Bulgaria
China
India
Japan
Mexico
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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