North Central College - Naperville, IL

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U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide, fall 2012
The nation’s most widely read college ranking survey has listed North Central College among the top tier of Midwest colleges for the past 19 years. Check it out at

The Princeton ReviewPrinceton Review
The Princeton Review rates North Central College among the “Best in the Midwest” based on surveys collected directly from students. North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.” North Central College students who were surveyed said they liked the College’s Naperville location and how its proximity to Chicago helped them secure internships and other career opportunities. Students also praised North Central College’s “wonderful study abroad program,” “great science department” and “dedicated and accessible” professors.

Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges To Work For 2012”
The Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central College among “Great Colleges To Work For 2012.” In its annual report on The Academic Workplace, the Chronicle surveyed nearly 46,000 employees of colleges and universities nationwide. North Central College is recognized in two categories, Collaborative Governance and Respect and Appreciation.

G.I. Jobs Magazine, “Military-Friendly School 2012”
G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2012 Military Friendly School, a designation that honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. North Central College is recognized for providing such services to student-veterans as academic and career counseling, peer support and scholarships or other tuition assistance.

“The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition”
The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council includes North Central College in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.” North Central College is recognized for sustainability initiatives including bicycle-sharing, food waste management, environmentally conscious buildings and a community garden.

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One of Forbes magazine's "America's Top Colleges" for 2012-2013
Forbes profiles about 650 of the approximately 2,500 institutions of higher learning in the United States for its annual America's Top Colleges survey. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 83 in the Midwest, No. 273 in the nation among private colleges and No. 366 overall. The annual rankings are compiled for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and based on post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.