North Central College | Founded 1861 | Naperville, IL

A degree from North Central College is an investment in your future—a future that will open doors to incredible opportunities. We want to partner with you and your family to make that future possible and maximize affordability through available financial aid options. That's why 100% of new students receive financial aid.

North Central is not just a place to live and learn, it is a place to launch into innovative research, dynamic internships and exciting careers. We prepare our students to exceed their personal best: in the classroom, in their careers and in life.

Here are just a few reasons to choose North Central:

  • Our 90+ undergraduate programs and 16 graduate programs are taught exclusively by expert faculty.

  • State-of-the-art facilities provide quality hands-on learning and real-world application.

  • 92% of students are either employed, attending graduate school, participating in postgraduate volunteer work or serving in the military.

  • We are a nationally recognized institution
    • Top 10 "Most Innovative Schools" in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report (2022)

    • Ranked among "Best Colleges for Your Money" by Money (2021)

    • Ranked among "Best Midwestern Colleges" by Princeton Review (2021)

    • Designated a "Changemaker Campus" by Ashoka U—an initiative of Ashoka, the world's largest and leading network of social entrepreneurs (2018)

At North Central, you will be surrounded by the resources and opportunities to push past what you thought was possible. Welcome to the Cardinal Community!

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