North Central College - Naperville, IL

How do you become more selective, without becoming more exclusive?

“Could I get into North Central College today?”

Reading the newspaper stories this spring about the record percentage of turn-downs at the Ivy League schools — and aware that North Central is experiencing a 15 percent increase in applications over last year’s pace, which was already a record — I am hearing this question more and more frequently from alumni.

As our applicant pool grows, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Marty Sauer has an interesting challenge. How do you become more “selective,” without becoming more “exclusive”?

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