2,769
Students
Financial aid thermometer
27,601
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
54
54%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

North Central College is a Comprehensive institution located in Naperville, IL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 30 North Brainard Street, PO Box 3063
Naperville, IL  60566-7063
United States
Contact Ms. Martha Stolze
Dean of Admission
Email: admissions@noctrl.edu
Phone: 630-637-5800
Fax: 630-637-5819

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Small Business Administration Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Organizational Communication Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Nuclear Medical Technology Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Analytical Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Social Sciences Related Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Musical Theater Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,220
Applied
3,928
Accepted
2,769
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

4,192
Females Applied
2,306
Females Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,028
Males Applied
1,622
Males Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.66
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

38,700
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Fees

180
Full-time student fees
11,019
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

27,601
Avg. Financial Aid Package
28,633
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,892
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,564
Avg. Loan Aid
18,225
Avg. Grant Aid
22,447
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,769
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.03%
Black or African American 3.91%
White or Caucasian 65.07%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.57%
Other 6.73%

Gender

Male (45.61%)
Female (54.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 49%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Jim Wand (hypnotist show), Taste of Asia and Springfest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
College Union Activities Board, WONC (student radio station), Cardinals in Action (service group), ENACTUS (Students in Free Enterprise SIFE) and Residence Hall Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

283
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 151
Part-time - 132
Male - 144
Female - 139