North Central University

549 reviews
  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
North Central University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Pentecostal
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

North Central University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
850-1110
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,078/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,926/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,962/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,869/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,506/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,435/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
889Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • People who love Jesus and persue him
    46%
  • Jesus
    23%
  • Just focus on God
    15%
  • Thirsty
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • The Best
    44%
  • Christian Bubble
    38%
  • Doctard degree
    13%
  • Great online school
    6%

After North Central University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

549 reviews
  • Excellent
    121
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    168
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    17
Athletics are definitely at a huge climax at NCU and keep growing. The University is in the middle of downtown Minneapolis, next to Elliot Park, and they just transformed an average city park into an amazing soccer field--with terf. They just transformed the gym with new flooring, bleechers, scoreboard, ect and even have expanded the fitness center while making it free for all students. Last year, one of the sports even won either the division title or championship!
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
Excellent academic and spiritual environment. Ten out of ten! The downtown location in Minneapolis provides hands on learning experience. The professors are knowledgable (the majority have earned a PHD) and each class contributes to your knowledge. Most students are passionate about what they are studying. There is a wide variety of majors offered.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I honestly believe I go to the best school around. The community is so tight-knit and welcoming, the professors are phenomenal, and the staff is superb. The teachers go out of their way to make sure their students do well, and the staff go to extra lengths to make sure the student is well cared for and has all the tools they need to succeed. Everyone strives to dive deeper in relationship with Jesus and works together to make the atmosphere compassionate and caring. At home, I am involved in the greatest young adults group I could ever imagine, and it kills me inside every time I have to leave them, but the reward of being able to go to such a wonderful school with such a powerful, God-filled focus and atmosphere makes it all worth it. I wouldn't trade this school or my experiences for the world.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago