Nov. 14, 2011—North Central College has been selected for inclusion among the Colleges of Distinction, a website and college guide profiling more than 220 of America’s best bets in higher education.
Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.
“The goal of Colleges of Distinction is to provide students, counselors, and parents with information about schools that excel in these key areas,” Colleges of Distinction says on its website. “We describe schools that take a holistic approach to admissions decisions, that consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and that have a truly national reputation.”
In its description of North Central College for the 2010-2011 edition, Colleges of Distinction says, “One of the best comprehensive liberal arts colleges in the nation, North Central blends the highly personalized qualities of a small college with the diversity of a large university. Here students collaborate with faculty who are passionate about teaching and skilled in their disciplines, and benefit from a curriculum that prepares them to think, speak and write clearly. North Central offers the best of both worlds—a beautiful 59-acre campus in the middle of the Naperville Historic District, yet only a train ride away from Chicago, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.”