We know you’ll love campus. You’ll feel comfortable, energized and excited about spending the next few years of your life here. But a big part of the North Central experience is about getting out and exploring new ideas and new places. Our hometown gives you lots of great places to start new adventures.
The Big Picture
Naperville is one of the Midwest’s best places to live, according to Money magazine. (And thousands of residents agree!)
Naperville is also rated one of the "50 Safest College Towns in America" according to Safewise.
Call Naperville Home
We may be biased, but we think the College’s neighborhood is one of the town’s best, filled with beautiful homes and tree-lined streets. We’re in the heart of the historic district and just a few blocks from downtown.
If you feel like simply walking around, shopping and grabbing a bite, there are plenty of places for that just a few blocks away in downtown Naperville.
Egg Harbor Café
Noodles and Co.
LOTS of others – Irish, Italian, Mexican, Thai, sushi, and more!
Barnes and Noble
And much more
Getting down to business
The Naperville area is a career builder’s dream. You’ll find tons of internships and part time jobs in our own backyard. Here are a few places students recently found great opportunities to learn:
Argonne National Laboratory
Elmhurst Art Museum
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Lurie Children’s Hospital
A variety of local school districts
Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Heart and soul
North Central students are committed to making the world a better place, and most of them complete volunteer work before they graduate. Service projects are a fun way to give back to the community -- and to get valuable leadership experience at the same time. Here are just a few of the organizations that welcome the help of North Central students:
Campus is hopping 24/7, but we know that sometimes it feels good to get away for a while. There’s so much to do in the Naperville area, you’ll always have something new to check out.
Forest preserves and bike trails
Where to Stay
Get discounted rates with our hotel partners!
North Central College has an agreement with the Naperville hotels listed below to offer discounted rates to all friends and family of the school. Whether you are visiting, attending a sporting event, or seeing a play, one of our partner hotels can accommodate you.