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Reviews 728 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is very present at all times. It probably makes some people feel safer, but for most people they're pretty over-the-top and intimidating.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have no crime on campus. Our campus is really safe. Our campus safety is always driving away and can call them easy.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every class is different due to witch class you are taking and who the professor is teaching the class. The class sizes are very small but it is great to have small classes

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not done any of the above

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have greek life. No greeks view greek students as we wish we had greek like.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have freat school sprit and all teams are supported around campus not just during the game

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been a great year and half. I am on the dance team that dance at all the basketball and football games to help create school spirt. The professors know the students on and one on one and help you get good grades.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: North Central is a lot of work surrounded by a friendly atmosphere. Plan smart to succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Safe, mostly clean dorms, not spacious

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a great athletic sector here.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: North Central College is challenging, and I've seen more people develop anxiety issues as time goes on.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most first year proffessors are new and others have been here a long time but both of them give a sense that you belong.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Some of our teams are pretty good, but we're a DIII school so no one is super excited about sports. We draw pretty huge crowds when we play our rivals in football, and our track/cross country team is pretty esteemed. Our facilities are very nice, and are available to non-athletes as well. One of the residence halls also houses a rec center, including the free gym, because that many students are concerned with fitness and recreational sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: North Central College is a prestigious school with challenging academics and knowledgeable, passionate professors that truly want to help you succeed. There are dozens of free resources available to students, such as Academic Support, Career Advising, Counseling and Health services at Dyson Wellness Center, and Edge monitored study hall. However, North Central is also on an incredibly fast-paced trimester system consisting of three 10-week terms rather than two 16-week semesters. This means that there is absolutely no time for play. If you're not a serious student and really organized, don't put yourself in a grave stressing over EVERYTHING.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't a lot of parties going on, and if there are they're not very exciting. A lot of people looking for parties end up finding one at a different school.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't a lot of parties in general. There aren't a lot of places to go, and most of the parties are pretty boring.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: By rating 5, I'm really rating it 1. The school is very straight-edge. Alcohol is moderate, and people here really dislike weed for some reason.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They aren't really the chillest places around, but they're a place to sleep.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: North Central is not an ideal place to go to college. It's location seems appealing, but it's financially unrealistic to travel to Chicago often, and Naperville immediately gets old. It seems that a majority of people go home every weekend, and there isn't much to do. The classes are usually interested and most of the professors are very good. Overall, there is nothing impressive about North Central College.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our athletic teams are good, but I do not pay much attention to them. Our track and field team is superb and our football team is one of the best in D3.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The North Central science program has been the most rigorous experience of my life. However, It has been so rewarding.I have not only grown intelectually, but my understanding of the world and maturity have increased exponentially.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its a great school for the people that fit in there, unfortunately that is no longer me.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel totally safe on campus. I do worry about my car in the remote lot, though, especially with car parts being stolen for the copper components.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: other than one male professor in the Bio dept of whom I never had the opportunity to take for a class (he was more environmental), I did not appreciate the Bio professors at NCC of which I only had a couple. I felt them condescending and just not willing to listen and accommodate as need be especially in extenuating illness and tragedy situations.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It would be nice to see Seybert and Kimmel dorms torn down and some new dorms erected in their places similar to the new hall that just went up over the summer.

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North Central College is not perfect, but it does what it promises. The College's mission is to "prepare students to be informed, involved, principled, and productive citizens and leaders over their lifetime." North Central College accomplishes this mission by providing lots of personal interaction with staff and faculty while still leaving the education largely up to each individual student. All professors have office hours, but students have to take the initiative to visit during these hours or set up appointments to meet at another time. The faculty goes out of its way to help and get to know students, but students have to do their part to get the most out of the experience. Additionally, there are events and programs, both academic and non-academic, going on; students just have to make the choice to go to them.

If given the chance to do it all over again, most students would not change their decision to attend North Central. The College's academics are good, and the academic adviser program aligns students with professors in their fields of study and their future occupation. The College's location, right in the suburbs of Chicago, is a gateway for job and internship opportunities for students and alumnus. Career services and academic advisers help guide students to finding jobs and internships during college and after graduation. North Central College is a place where all students are said to be "central," and it appears that the administration has taken this to heart by keeping personal interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students an integral part of the experience.

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