North Central University

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910 Elliot Avenue S

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: (612) 343-4400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jun. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#71 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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North Central University is a private institution that was founded in 1930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,297, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 9 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. North Central University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 71. Its tuition and fees are $19,996 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

North Central University is a Christ-centered Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world.Whether you're called to the local church, the corporate world, the classroom or wherever God has called you we believe in helping you fulfill that calling. We are committed providing an anointed spiritual atmosphere on campus. Our focus on academic excellence means a sound, accredited education in 72 different bachelor degree programs and emphases such as: business administration, communications, education, biblical studies, music, psychology and more. Students live out their college experience in a vibrant metropolitan city. Minneapolis offers a variety of jobs, internships, ministry positions, entertainment, outreach opportunities and much more. North Central is dedicated to helping you shape the rest of your life for Kingdom service. We are committed to our motto, Your Life. Our Mission.
North Central is part of the larger community of Minneapolis, a city of nearly 400,000 people with over 3 million people living in the surrounding metro area. The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offers opportunities and attractions that will enhance your college experience. Part-time job opportunities are within walking distance or accessible through the city's light rail system. The area also has an abundance of regional theaters, museums and concert halls. Minneapolis is well known for its lakes and parks that have miles of trails for inline skating, biking and walking, including a riverfront with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1930
Religious affiliation Assemblies of God
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to North Central University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at North Central University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 96.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 96.9%
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at North Central University is 16:1. The most popular majors at North Central University include: Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies; Human Development and Family Studies, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; and Pastoral Studies/Counseling. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 13%
Human Development and Family Studies, General 11%
Elementary Education and Teaching 9%
Business Administration and Management, General 6%
Pastoral Studies/Counseling 6%

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Student Life

North Central University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,297, with a gender distribution of 45.4 percent male students and 54.6 percent female students. North Central University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,297
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

North Central University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. North Central University 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at North Central University, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at North Central University.

Students who have cars on campus 37%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At North Central University, 85.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,818.

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 $19,996 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,122 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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