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North Central, founded in 1861, is a private, church-affiliated college. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Creative Arts, Economics and Business Administration, Humanities, Language and Literature, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Its 56-acre campus is located in a residential area of Naperville, west of metropolitan Chicago.

Website: www.northcentralcollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,769
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 1,506 Women
(45.6%) 1,263 Men
196
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 7,220 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,774
Tuition and Fees
$40,040
Room and Board
$11,456
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$28,633
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,267
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
151
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Naperville Population
144,864
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cardinal
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
15.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.8% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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