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North Central College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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North Central College Description:

North Central College is a comprehensive, private liberal arts college located on a 62-acre campus in Naperville, Illinois. Downtown Chicago is less than 30 miles away. Founded as Plainfield College in 1861, North Central today offers over 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Business and education are most popular. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school ranks well both regionally and nationally for its overall quality and value. The great majority of students receive some form of grant aid. North Central College's students represent 32 states and 27 countries, and student life is active with over 60 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the North Central Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. The college fields 11 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate sports. North Central College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,042 (2,755 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 93% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,071
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,883
  • Other Expenses: $1,629
  • Total Cost: $42,783

North Central College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,274
    • Loans: $7,010

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Broadcast Communication, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Finance, Marketing, Psychology, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

North Central College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://northcentralcollege.edu/content/mission

"North Central College is a community of learners dedicated to preparing students to be informed, involved, principled and productive citizens and leaders over a lifetime. A comprehensive liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, North Central fulfills its mission by recognizing the individual needs of students at different stages of life and from different ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds -- students who bring diverse expectations to the educational process -- with programs responsive to those needs (residential, outreach, full-time, part-time, undergraduate and master's level) while ensuring that all students experience in common:

  • One faculty committed to teaching ... in small classes ... in which writing and speaking skills are emphasized, and one standard that is applied to all degree recipients.
  • Educational programs rooted in the liberal arts but also actively engaging the world of work and the practical skills needed for jobs and successful careers.
  • A commitment, both inside and outside the classroom, to teaching leadership, ethics and values."
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