North Central College - Naperville, IL

Freshman Students

What does it mean to “be central”? If you ask that question around our campus, you’ll hear lots of different answers. But it boils down to this:

At North Central College you’ll find a supportive community where everyone shares an interest in your success. It’s a place where you have the chance to grow, learn and put your classroom learning into real-life action. North Central College will prepare you to take a central role in work and society and make a positive impact anywhere you go.

North Central College offers:

  • A wide array of majors, minors and programs for you to study.
  • More than 60 student clubs and organizations for you to make friends, explore interests and develop leadership skills.
  • NCAA Division III varsity athletics, complemented by robust intramural and wellness programs.
  • A great location in downtown Naperville, Illinois, with a hometown feel, trendy dining and shopping, plus easy access to Chicago via the Metra train station a few blocks from campus.

Ready to be central? Explore the links to find out more—then contact us to arrange a personalized visit to campus and see for yourself.


Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.
With topics spanning politics, business, shoulder injuries, coffee and rock stars, students take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom.
Kimberly Sluis, vice president for student affairs and dea
North Central College works to foster a campus culture where people look out for one another and take action when someone’s safety is jeopardized.


Graduate & Professional Studies Education Open House

May 3, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Globalization: A Colloquium

May 5, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Altars by the Lake: A Documentary Film

May 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission Freshman Visit Program

Jun 13, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jun 20, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jun 29, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Admission Visit Day

Jun 27, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jul 18, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Aug 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM