North Central College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Naperville, IL, North Central College is one of the best universities in the state of Illinois. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for North Central College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is North Central College.

30 N. Brainard Street, PO Box 3063 Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 637-5800
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: North Central College

  • North Central College was founded in 1861 as Plainfield College in Plainfield, Illinois. The college moved to Naperville in 1870 and the name was again changed in 1926 to North Central College.
  • North Central College offers online, hybrid, and health professions master’s degrees in business, education, leadership, liberal studies, athletic training, and occupational therapy.
  • North Central College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,681, with a gender distribution of 46 percent male students and 54 percent female students.
Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 19
Score: 58
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.1
Graduation and retention ranking: 21
Average freshman retention rate: 78.5%
6-year graduation rate: 62.8%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 71
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 36.4%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.9%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 16:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 76.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 57
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 22-27
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): N/A
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 68.5%
Financial resources rank: 40
Alumni giving rank: 5
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 23.7%

North Central College History

Essential Facts: North Central College

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 53%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 50%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper