North Central College (NCC)

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North Central College can be found in Naperville, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 3,200 students are enrolled at NCC.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1030 (25th percentile) to 1260 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into NCC. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the North Central College (NCC) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. 54% of all applicants are granted admission to North Central College, from which 15 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall North Central College (NCC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for North Central College was reported as 53.6% in Fall 2020 with over 6,850 college applications submitted to NCC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NCC ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • NCC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into North Central College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into North Central College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for North Central College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.4%
  • 2017-2018: 54.4%
  • 2018-2019: 55.7%
  • 2019-2020: 53.6%
  • Projected NCC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 51.2%

How Does North Central College (NCC) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for North Central College is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Benedictine University41.7%
Wheaton College84.8%
Elmhurst College67.9%
University of St Francis45.6%
Dominican University64.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to North Central College (NCC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math520 - 630
Total Score1030 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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