North Central College - Naperville, IL

Freshman Students

What does it mean to “be central”? If you ask that question around our campus, you’ll hear lots of different answers. But it boils down to this:

At North Central College you’ll find a supportive community where everyone shares an interest in your success. It’s a place where you have the chance to grow, learn and put your classroom learning into real-life action. North Central College will prepare you to take a central role in work and society and make a positive impact anywhere you go.

North Central College offers:

  • A wide array of majors, minors and programs for you to study.
  • More than 60 student clubs and organizations for you to make friends, explore interests and develop leadership skills.
  • NCAA Division III varsity athletics, complemented by robust intramural and wellness programs.
  • A great location in downtown Naperville, Illinois, with a hometown feel, trendy dining and shopping, plus easy access to Chicago via the Metra train station a few blocks from campus.

Ready to be central? Explore the links to find out more—then contact us to arrange a personalized visit to campus and see for yourself.


Team of students wins AP award for real-time, live broadcast and eye-witness account by a student broadcaster chasing an EF-4 tornado through Rochelle, Ill.
Four North Central College biology majors were part of an ongoing research project, studying marine ecosystems and conservation projects in the Bahamas.
Ward Hall
Next fall, North Central students can experience state-of-the-art, living-learning communities for the College Scholars Honors program and Chicago Term.


Admission Freshman Summer Information Session

Jul 25, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Admission Visit Day

Aug 11, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Commuter Opening Meeting & Dinner

Sep 7, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Torch Night Kick Off

Sep 7, 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM


Sep 7, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM