North Central College

Naperville, IL

North Central College

Naperville, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$41,180

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

13.28

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,673
Declined 3,174
Total Received 6,847
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Private

2,615

undergraduate students

273

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,888
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

68-acre, suburban campus in Naperville (population: 147,682), 29 miles from downtown Chicago. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

North Central College
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL
60540

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • College Union Activities Board
  • WONC (Student Radio Station)
  • Cardinals in Action (service group)
  • ENACTUS (Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Residence Hall Association

Top Events

  • Jim Wand (Hypnotist Show)
  • Taste of Asia
  • Springfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,673
Declined 3,174
Total Received 6,847

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Important

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,537

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,000
Room & board $11,792
Additional fees $180
Total $52,972
Average Financial Aid - $4,537
Total with Avg. Aid $48,435
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Triathlon
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Analytical Chemistry
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,888

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

2,615
students

Female
54%
1,400

Male
46%
1,215

9%

273
students

Female
70%
190

Male
30%
83

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,538
students

Female
54%
1,361

Male
46%
1,177

3%

77
students

Female
51%
39

Male
49%
38

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 61%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
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
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

235

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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