North Central College - Naperville, IL

Nathan wanted a college where he could play football and pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. He found both at North Central.

“I knew there was a 100 percent transfer rate for the engineering program because they prepare students so well here.”

A member of the football team, Nathan has built a strong relationship with the team’s faculty mentor, who’s also a professor of chemistry and physics and Nathan’s academic advisor. “I see him all the time. It’s amazing how willing he is to help with internships and classes, and he’ll send me emails out of the blue about opportunities.”

Outside football, Nathan participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Focus, a student-led worship group, and serves as a resident assistant.

“At North Central, everyone wants you to be involved … there’s no way not to be part of something.”