We’re thrilled that you’re interested in becoming a Cardinal! At North Central, we’re dedicated to helping you push past what you thought was possible. 




Prepare to Take Flight

Welcome! You’re in the right place to take the first step toward attending North Central College. There’s a lot to love about our Cardinal community, and maybe you’ve heard some of it already: our 60+ majors ranging from health science to social entrepreneurship, our record-shattering sports teams, our unrivaled location in a vibrant city just 30 minutes from Chicago, and much more. Now, we want to get to know you. Apply today and get ready to apply your skills, strengths, and passions at North Central.

See Yourself at North Central

Whether you’re from around the block or across the globe, there’s a place at North Central waiting just for you. Take advantage of the many opportunities to visit campus, located in the heart of downtown Naperville and just steps away from Naperville’s Metra station. Can’t make the trip? Our virtual tour brings campus to wherever you call home, in the hopes you’ll discover your home away from home here at North Central.

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Financing the Future

A North Central education empowers students to push past what they thought was possible, and it starts with a commitment to make North Central possible for all. That’s why 100% of our students receive financial assistance. By investing in our students now, we invest in a generation of leaders who are curious, confident, and capable of anything.



Your Guide to Becoming a Cardinal

Choosing the right college matters. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about finding your perfect fit. As you consider academics, athletics, campus life, affordability, and more, your North Central admissions counselor will take you under their wing every step of the way.

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It depends on where you are in the process, but one of these is definitely your next step. Let's get started today!

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