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North Central College is a private institution that was founded in 1861. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,755, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 64 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. North Central College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 13. Its tuition and fees are $32,613 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college and a community of learners dedicated to preparing informed, involved, principled and productive citizens and leaders over a lifetime. North Central College offers 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. With 2,400 full-time undergraduates and 500 part-time undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. North Central College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to North Central College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at North Central College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||60.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at North Central College is 16:1, and the school has 38 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at North Central College include: Psychology, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||57%|
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North Central College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,755, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. North Central College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
North Central College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. North Central College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at North Central College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at North Central College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At North Central College, 76.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,944.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,613 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,327 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data