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Naperville, Illinois

North Central College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into North Central College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.7%
Admission Difficulty for North Central College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into North Central College and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,689 out of 6,625 applicants were admitted making North Central College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. North Central College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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North Central College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
850-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for North Central College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for North Central College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Central College?

North Central College typically requires applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 670. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Central College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >68%
1025 to 1200 Avg + 56%-68%
850 to 1025 Avg - 43%-56%
675 to 850 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 675 Low <31%
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North Central College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for North Central College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for North Central College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into North Central College?

Admission data indicates that North Central College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Central College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Central College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >71%
23 to 26 Avg + 56%-71%
21 to 23 Avg - 45%-56%
19 to 21 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 19 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into North Central College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Central College was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as North Central College accepts 56% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

North Central College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,868 2,757 6,625
Accepted 2,153 1,536 3,689
Acceptance Rate 56% 56% 56%
Enrolled 272 278 550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Central College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

North Central College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Central College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147660 IPEDS survey data for North Central College.

Frequently Asked Questions

77% of students submit their SAT scores to North Central College. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

56% of those who apply are granted admission to North Central College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1200. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.