North Central College

Naperville, Illinois

#276 National Colleges

53.64% Admission Rate
Somewhat Selective

2,578 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
North Central College is a private college in Naperville, Illinois. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has nearly 70 areas of study in undergraduate majors, minors, and programs through 19 academic departments organized in three undergraduate colleges/schools (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Entrepreneurship, School of Education and Health Sciences) and a masters program (School of Graduate and Professional Studies).

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Naperville, Illinois

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City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 28.4%
Psychology 13.2%
Social Sciences 9.5%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 7.7%
Visual And Performing Arts 7.5%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5.4%
Education 5.1%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.0%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3.4%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.0%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.3%
Physical Sciences 1.7%
History 1.6%
Health Professions And Related Programs 1.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.4%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0.7%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.7%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.7%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.4%
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services 0.3%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.3%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1161 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 630 575 520
Verbal 630 570 510

ACT Scores

24 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 27 24 20
English 28 24 20