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Founded in 1861, North Central College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,716 full time undergraduate students, and 233 full time graduate students.
The North Central College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 140 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at North Central College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NCC are considered Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at North Central College.
44 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated North Central College
I really enjoy North Central! It is in a great location and the campus is very pretty and well-kept. The classes are a decent size, not too big or small. All the professors are very nice and want you to succeed. There are many activities to get involved in, and multiple resources to help you maximize your potential.
North Central's Campus is the only one that I stepped foot into and truly felt like I was home. Not everybody else's college search experience will be that significant, of course, but I feel it is important to tell people when they are searching for the right school for themselves: though it may not happen instantly, you will typically always know which school is right for you. If you are looking for a school that loves the arts as much as sports, and vice versa, North Central College could be a good fit for you. If you are looking for a school that only has a few lecture halls and relatively small class sizes, North Central may be the right school for you. If you are looking for a school with an easily accessible downtown area with a lively energy, North Central College is the perfect school for just that.
And, if you are looking for a home away from home, a place where you can feel accepted and at your full potential, North Central could be somewhere to consider.
It's good for people that like small places. This means teachers are accesible always and class sizes are small except for a small number of big classes. I like campus food especially desserts. Also, there are many things happening that go sometimes overlooked, like theatre plays and concerts in the Union. There are many student organizations, I myself am a part of three. Also, there is a variety of on campus jobs. Academics are nice since they teach what is useful, but don't overload or stress. Being a graduate of the deadly and stressful International Baccalaureate, I like the manageable schedule I have during the school year. There are opportunities that couldn't be find in bigger schools, like the Chicago Term and a lot (really a lot) of study abroad opportunities, even during D-Term. Finally, even though there are private parties, it's not a party school, mainly because there aren't frats or sororities. I am a commuter and like the campus a lot, especially the Wentz Concert Hall and Pfeiffer Hall.
I think North Central has a rigorous coursework and really awesome class sizes. Like any small school there isn't a lot of partying, but we make up for it. I think overall it's a great school and it continues to grow. It's also in a great area and you can walk to the downtown Naperville area.
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If I could talk to my younger self, I would tell myself that it is okay to excel. Since I have attended college, I have discovered how much I love learning and doing well in school. It is a passion that I suffocated for so many years because of the remarks people made to me about my good grades. I was a self conscious high school student who just wanted to fit in and not be known as the nerdy girl who actually did all of the assigned work. I stopped performing as well in all areas of school so that I could be like the majority of the other students. Looking back, I deeply regret that choice. I have always loved learning, but for far too many years, I hid my desire to learn from others. Now that I no longer do that, I am much happier and I am performing to my highest potential in school. I have also realized to what extent my love for learning is and how it has matured over the years. I don't know if I would listen, but this is definitely something I want my former self to know.
North Central College offered a close-knit community with a rich and diverse teacher and student population.
The learning environment and diversity of the staff and students. At most larger universities, the classes are too big and you never know who your real professor is. At North Central, the class rooms are small and you get to have an actual relationship with your professor and get to know the other students in your classes.
Someone who is very outgoing and has a leadership background will do very well at my school. She needs to be self-motivated and willing to help others and network on and off campus.
NCC is a small private liberal arts college that provides everything you need to get a great education; great meaning that there is good atmosphere for learning, small classes for higher attention from professors, and most professors have a Phd in the field they teach.
I wish I would of known how to get the right loans in place and how to pay for school. Not knowing what to do led to a lot more stress for being a freshman in college. Also, I wish I would of known how to get more involved with the school. There are a lot of different clubs and jobs availabe and it would of been nice to know how to get more involved and getting my name out in the college.
I would consider the worst thing about my school to be the size of the dorm rooms. They are managable to live in with a roommate, but I would like them to be a little bigger. I love the school I go to, so the worst things really are not that bad to handle.
North Central College is about a learning community that is built within a neighborhood. If you want that small college feel with small classroom size and a great relationship with your teachers, North Central is the place to come to! Athletic, academic, and theatrically focused, no matter what you do all sorts of students fit in. It's located right in downtown Naperville with plenty of things to do and jobs to get. Hard work is needed... but if you come to learn, you will succeed. Teaching, biology, philosophy, Athletic training, there are many things North Central is known for.
People who don't want to educate themselves, or learn from professors who have real life experience in the fields they teach should not attend North Central College. If you are not open to meeting new people or willing to take risks in classroom situations, North Central is not the place for you.
The most frustrating thing about my school is that we are on a trimester schedule. By the spring semester everyone is drained and doesn't feel like being at school anymore. You do not see your freinds as much and it is really boring because it's either you are getting prepared for fall sports or summer league or you are taking last minute classes so you won't have to stay ovet the summer. The most you can take is 12 credit hours so people will take 4 classes in ten weeks and have to pass all of them.
Classmates are prepared and active.
What I brag about my school most to my friends is how I searched for three years and multiple states to find a school that would be right for me and how after all that time it ended up being forty-five minutes from my home.
Academically North Central College is very challenging. However the challenge is good because it makes you work more for your grades. The professors are there to help during office hours.
North Central is a very good school. It is challenging but worth it. It is a small community and a very safe environment.
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100% of students
attending North Central College receive some sort of financial aid.
30% were awarded federal grants.
While 72% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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