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North Central College

North Central College is a private liberal arts college located in historic downtown Naperville, Illinois, United States.

Location

Address
30 N Brainard St
City
Naperville
State
IL
Zip/Post Code
60540

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2797
Total Graduate enrollment
260
In State Tuition Fees
32433
Out State Tuition Fees
32433
ACT Score
25
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.6
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
59%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
North Central College Cardinal
Colors
Cardinal White
Conference
CCIW

College History

History

North Central College was founded in 1861 as Plainfield College in Plainfield, Illinois. Classes were first held on November 11 of that year. On February 15, 1864, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the school to North-Western College. The college moved to Naperville in 1870. The name was again changed in 1926 to North Central College. The endowment of the college was $79 million as of June 30, 2010

College Specialty

Specialty

Contact Us Mission Copyright Legal Notice Privacy Policy 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.

Alumni

Alumni

F. L. Maytag, appliance company founder Joe Birkett, DuPage County State's Attorney 1996-2010, Illinois Appellate Court judge James Henry Breasted, Egyptologist Alvin C. Eurich, First President of the State University of New York Dick Blick, 1960 Olympic gold medalist in swimming Orrin Tucker, American Bandleader Anthony Gomez, American professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer, also NCAA Division III wrestler with North Central College in 2003. Harris W. Fawell, Former U.S. Representative, Illinois' 13th congressional district John Giannini, Head Basketball Coach, La Salle University Dennis Hastert, Former U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House (attended, but later graduated from Wheaton College). Hastert spoke at the College's graduation in 2004. John S. Stamm, was an American bishop of the Evangelical Church Myron W. Wentz, Founder and Chairman of the Board USANA Health Sciences Gordon St. Angelo, former State Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. Sherrill Milnes, American Opera Baritone. Attended North Central College before transferring to Drake University and Northwestern University. Milnes was awarded an honorary doctorate from North Central College in 2006. Corwin C. Guell, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Kevin Manno, host of former MTV show The Seven, former on-air personality at WKQX Chicago (Q101)

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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