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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
530
75th
620
25th
520
75th
28
25th
21
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,687
Declined 3,232
Total Received 6,919
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Private

2,746

undergraduate students

331

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 3,077
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

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: Small-medium city

North Central College
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL
60540

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
530
75th
620
25th
520
75th
28
25th
21
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) April 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,687
Declined 3,232
Total Received 6,919

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,523

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,000
Room $7,998
Board $3,794
Additional fees $180
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $54,172
Average Financial Aid - $24,523
Total with Avg. Aid $29,649

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,187,970
State $3,689,802
Institutional $38,678,477
Other external $995,592
Total $46,551,841

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $15,596,958
Other external $436,882
Total $16,033,840

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

dance

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Analytical Chemistry. yes yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes yes
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist. yes yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Small Business Administration/Management. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Management

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

3,077

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,746
students

Female
54%
1,470

Male
46%
1,276

11%

331
students

Female
68%
225

Male
32%
106

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,649
students

Female
54%
1,425

Male
46%
1,224

4%

97
students

Female
46%
45

Male
54%
52

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Norway
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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