North Central College Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Naperville (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,046
75% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Amanda R.
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"Okay so. First off. This school is TOUGH, but you get every penny you pay for back in education. The QUALITY of education is incomparable to other schools. Ive gotten 1 on 1 focus and nothing but the BEST from this school. GO HERE!!!!!! You MATTER to this school. You ARE the schools focus. They WANT you to succeed. I was a horribly depressed student and they helped me through that. When they say BE CENTRAL, they mean it. Invest in your future, my little Cardinal!"
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"This program provided me with the leadership skills and understanding of the industry I am pursuing that will be needed for me to further my career. Many of my professors were extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and I have built close relationships and networked not only with my peers, but also with my professors. I would certainly recommend this program to anyone looking for a master's degree."
Caitlyn Orawiec
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"North Central College has impacted my life in a multitude of ways. From the moment I stepped on the campus I immediately felt reassured that NCC was the college for me. The college itself is located all throughout a neighborhood of beautiful houses making the campus extremely unique in comparison to many other campuses. North Central College is located only two minutes (walking) from downtown Naperville. Downtown Naperville is probably one of my favorite places to go in all of Illinois. There are so many amazing restaurants located downtown, as well as shops/clothing stores to visit. The environment that is established in the downtown area never gets old, no matter the season. During the day you will see a lot of families enjoying lunch or simply walking around the area. During the night, mostly on the weekends, the younger crowd attends the bars that are located downtown as well. The night life in Naperville is always fun and exciting. Also just minutes from the campus is what is known as the Naperville river walk. This is a beautiful river that you are able to walk up and down for miles looking at nature and different animals. I quickly realized that walking the river walk was the perfect way to relieve stress and, during the warmer months, a great place to go for runs. As far as location goes, I truly believe there is no better college than NCC that will provide you with the convenient option to get off of campus and into a stress free environment with many opportunities to experience fun and exciting new things. Educationally, NCC has successfully prepared me for "the real world". I received my degree in exercise science while minoring in psychology. Throughout my four years at NCC I can honestly say that there was not one professor that I didn't like. They were all so helpful and truly wanted to see each of their students succeed. I was able to develop strong relationships with some of my professors during my time in school. The relationships I had with my professors made school easier for me, as I had them to go to whenever I needed help on assignments or projects. The courses I was required to take for my degree were challenging, but I loved every moment of it because I was able to focus on the topics that were important to know for my career. NCC is relatively small which means that class sizes are also small. Trust me, it's a good thing. My professors were always available whenever I needed to ask questions or go over subjects I didn't quite understand. At a large university with large class sizes, it would be nearly impossible to establish relationships with your professors, making it difficult to be successful in class. My professors were actually able to remember my name, which would probably never happen with a class size of 200. Socially, this is such an ideal school to attend. I met some of the most kind, caring, and amazing people at North Central. This is a very diverse campus and I never really felt judged by anyone, from my first day to my last. Everyone is very accepting of others and it's so easy to make friends, friends who you will remember forever. North Central puts a lot of emphasis on athletics which is also great. I was on the women's soccer team and it was such an awesome experience. I was quickly able to build relationships with my teammates while also gaining friends from other sport teams. My experience at North Central was one to remember, always. I am unbelievable happy I made the decision to go there and if given the chance to go elsewhere, I would immediately turn it down. North Central has helped shape my career and myself as a person as well. Without all of my experiences at NCC I would never have gained all of the knowledge I have today. All thanks to NCC I am now on my way to becoming an Occupational Therapist and will be starting graduate school in the fall!"
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  • Reviewed: 12/1/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"The professors at this university are outstanding. They create meaningful relationships with their students and encourage students to discover their passions. This is the college to attend if you are looking for a welcoming and memorable experience. The campus and classes are small enough that you will obtain a very personable education, however the resources and opportunities at this university are not small. The professors are always looking for volunteer and internship opportunities for their students in promotion of hands on experience in your specified field. After graduation from this College it was not difficult to interview for careers as they prepared me with not only a solid education but also opportunities that gave me more hands on experience. I transferred to this College my Junior year after attending a much larger university, in comparison I felt the education I received my last two years of my undergraduate were much more personable and directly beneficial to my future."
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Education Administration
"I enjoyed every class I took, particularly because they were taught by people with real and relevant experience in higher education leadership. Small class sizes were important to me, and I really felt like I was a part of the campus, even as a commuting graduate student."
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2016
  • Degree: Anthropology
"North Central College was a wonderful school. It is located next to downtown Naperville, and has easy access to the Metra to take you to Chicago. I had so many opportunities at North Central including receiving a Richter Grant to conduct research in Italy to interning at the Field Museum in Chicago. The faculty at NCC are so invested in their students and want to see every single one succeed. There are tons of research opportunities and internships that one can get as long as they put forth the effort to see what is available to them. Great school. New science facility, but not a lot of parking whether you live on campus or commute. Excited to see how North Central continues to grow in the future."
James Stewart
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I loved my time in the grad program at NCC. Incredible environment and world-class faculty."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"It's a beautiful campus with nice dorms, good food, and amazing professors who are incredibly helpful and easily accessible"
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"NCC has passionate professors and small class sizes. If you're an interested student, you'll have countless opportunities. I'd like to see the faculty and student body become more diverse - the perspectives felt decidedly middle-upper class while I was there."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"North Central has a very strong, tight knit community and felt like home from my first day there. They have very strong academic programs, and many students continue on to graduate and professional school after graduating. I could not have made a better decision for my undergraduate education."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The location is beautiful, the professors are incredible, the food is delicious and filling, and the dorms are very nice and livable."
Alison Ortscheid
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2012
  • Degree: Business
"School is pretty expensive but campus is beautiful, great athletics, great education, etc."