North Central College Rankings

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In the World#5256 of 14178
In North America#1404 of 2629
In the United States#1326 of 2528
In Illinois#53 of 100
In Naperville#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
54%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$25,536 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,615
Graduates
273
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

North Central College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate54%53%54%
Applicants6,8472,8713,976
Admissions3,6731,5092,164
Freshmen enrolled full time557283274

175 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

91 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
420 or 75%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in North Central College are 1030-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
241 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in North Central College are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1900 (66%)
Hispanic425 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown146 (5%)
Black or African American133 (5%)
Asian100 (3%)
Two or more races91 (3%)
Nonresident Alien90 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,536/year
Average aid awarded
$25,870
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$18,889
$30-48K$20,128
$48-75K$23,353
$75-110K$25,778
$110K+$29,330

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$39,860$15,822
Tuition in-state$39,860$15,822
Tuition out-of-state$39,860$15,822
Fee in-district$180
Fee in-state$180
Fee out-of-state$180

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,437
Combined charge for room and board$11,456
Room charge$7,762
Meal charge$3,694

North Central College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General93
Marketing & Marketing Management, General56
Accounting43
Kinesiology and Exercise Science33
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other33
Business Administration and Management, General29
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other24
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management21
Elementary Education and Teaching21
Sociology21
Computer Science21
Finance, General20
Economics, General19
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General17
Educational Leadership and Administration, General17
Neuroscience16
Organizational Communication, General16
Political Science and Government, General16
Graphic Design16
Actuarial Science13
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies310
Music Teacher Education12
English Language and Literature, General12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General12
Small Business Administration & Management11
History, General11
Art & Art Studies, General10
Music, General9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General9
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia8
Athletic Training & Trainer8
Anthropology8
Physics, General7
Biochemistry7
International Business & Trade & Commerce7
Mathematics, General7
Spanish Language and Literature6
Japanese Language and Literature6
Curriculum and Instruction6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5
Journalism5
German Language and Literature5
Environmental Studies5
Chemistry, General5
International & Global Studies5
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology4
Radio and Television4
Creative Writing4
Chinese Language and Literature4
Applied Mathematics, General3
Social Sciences, General3
Musical Theatre3
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management3
Religion & Religious Studies2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
East Asian Studies2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2
French Language and Literature2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies2
Art Teacher Education2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist1
Philosophy1
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design1
Grand Total70390
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%69%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,094
Citations
59,137

Publication count by topic

Medicine
457
Biology
447
Psychology
198
Environmental science
186
Chemistry
131
Materials science
85
Sociology
82
Computer science
61
Mathematics
58
Engineering
57
Political science
48
Geography
45
Business
42
History
35
Art
31
Geology
18
Economics
18
Philosophy
17
Physics
6

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Environmental science59910,833
Geography11241,528
Biology139614,689
Psychology14365,363
Medicine14399,167
Computer science15914,384
Geology1619633
Sociology1632602
History163827
Engineering16561,834
Philosophy169621
Business1737916
Art179215
Political science1862206
Economics2076497
Chemistry22144,311
Mathematics22181,272
Materials science22442,266
Physics363789

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199023247
199125245
199233282
199329282
199426337
199522404
199618383
199719598
199820603
199925613
200028740
200133800
200231929
200327934
2004361172
2005621443
2006531549
2007771782
2008742204
2009712436
2010582814
2011673326
2012723482
20131013852
20141143934
2015853831
2016883512
2017863374
2018873304
20191163526
20201174004

General info

Alternative namesCardinals
Naperville University
North Central
University of Naperville
NCC
North Central University
Founded1861
WikipediaNorth Central College
MottoBe Central
Colorscardinal red, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - November; January-March; March-June)
Total FTE staff527
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address30 N Brainard St
Naperville, Illinois, 60540
United States
City population142,000
Phone6306375100
Fax+1 (630) 637 5121

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