North Central College

Naperville, IL

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
$49,899
Tuition and Fees
$38,880
Room and Board
$11,019
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended June 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
30 North Brainard Street, PO Box 3063
City, State, Zip
Naperville, IL 60566-7063
Phone
(630) 637-5800
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@noctrl.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 7,220 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 4,192 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 3,028 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
644 (16%) of 3,928 admitted students enrolled
Women
337 (15%) of 2,306 admitted students enrolled
Men
307 (19%) of 1,622 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,899
Tuition and Fees
$38,880
Room and Board
$11,019
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001734
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
552 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
481 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
481 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
102 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$28,633
Need-Based Gift
Received by 481 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,522
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 382 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,235
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 87 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (20.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,561

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,266 (86.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,042 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,041 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
383 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$27,601
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,039 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,447
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,696 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,555
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 276 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
566 (21.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,225

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,267
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$233
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • 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
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
151
Part-Time Faculty
132
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
209,855
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Leadership Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Liberal Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Naperville Population
144,864
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
68 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Naperville
Nearest Train Station
Naperville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cardinal
School Colors
Cardinal and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Bowling x      
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Triathlon x      
Volleyball x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Bowling x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Triathlon x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Bowling    
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Triathlon    
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, college union activities board, wonc (student radio station), cardinals in action (service group), enactus (students in free enterprise sife), residence hall association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,769
Women
1,506 (54.4%)
Men
1,263 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,634
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
196

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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