Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Aug 04, 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College and Green College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

The survey asked students 80 questions in 62 categories about their school’s academics/administration, college life, fellow students and themselves. The ranking methodology uses a five-point scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

North Central College students who were surveyed said “Location, Location, Location!” was important to their undergraduate education and cited many “opportunities due to location” for internships and career prospects. It takes about 45 minutes to “travel to downtown Chicago via the Metra,” they said, which is made easier because the train station is close to campus.  

Students also enjoy that “professors are multi-faceted individuals and have a lot to offer.” Students praised their professors’ dedication, accessibility and encouragement of research and independent study. Again this year, students cited the College’s “wonderful study abroad program” and “great science department.” About sports teams they said, “a large percentage of students are athletes” and during the week the “day revolves around practice and class.”

The Princeton Review’s full description of North Central College may be viewed on its website. Visit to learn more.