At North Central College, you decide your own future. You’ll discover new ways to think, broaden your perspective, experience new places and work with people who have been where you want to go. Together we will get you ready to make a real difference in our world.
This is about YOU. Our job? To help you Exceed Your Personal Best.
Ignite your inspiration
At North Central College, you can sharpen your skills, cultivate your passions and ignite your inspiration.
Gain a competitive advantage with courses tailored for real-world conditions. Learn alongside faculty mentors who know the latest needs of a changing marketplace. Experience the personalized attention of a small college with world-class opportunities.
The Brilliant Future Campaign will change North Central College forever while honoring its 156-year tradition of excellence.
Learning Is Everywhere
Diversity, Community, Study Abroad
Discuss human rights issues with students from around the world. Put your Spanish to the test by living and studying in Spain. Develop graphics for the nightly Chicago news. Help build houses in South America. There’s no shortage of ways to improve yourself and the world at North Central.
Different backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives create a rich learning environment that will stay with you for a lifetime.
At North Central, you’ll join a top-ranked community of thinkers and doers who serve as good stewards to our hometown of Naperville. You’ll also benefit from all the opportunities that Chicagoland affords.
Among the Best in the Midwest
For 19 years in a row (and counting), we’ve been included on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best in the Midwest” list.
Focused on the Planet
Electric vehicles, composting, bike sharing, solar panels, and a LEED-certified building are just a few of the reasons why The Princeton Review named us a “Green School.”
Chicago is packed with countless opportunities, unmatched cultural offerings and weekend adventures. From widely-respected companies to startups brimming with promise, it’s the perfect destination to explore your professional passions.
Community members can experience North Central by attending a show or hosting an event on campus. Future Cardinalscan participate in a variety of summer camp programs from basketball to computer programming or musical theatre.
Camps and Workshops
From academic to athletic to on-air broadcasting, we have a program for everyone.