Cardinals is on a 68-acre campus in a suburban setting in Naperville, Illinois, not far from Chicago. There are many activities and organizations for Cardinals students to join – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Cardinals has not reported any data on the presence of fraternities or sororities.
Cardinals has a thriving College Union Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in College Union Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Cardinals include WONC (Student Radio Station), Cardinals in Action (service group), ENACTUS (Students in Free Enterprise) and Residence Hall Association.
Cardinals students' favorite campus events are Jim Wand (Hypnotist Show), Taste of Asia and Springfest.
Cardinals offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
The majority of Cardinals students live on campus. In 2021, 59% of undergrads at Cardinals lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 41% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cardinals. There are 1,437 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,475 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,350 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Cardinals offers coed housing.
At Cardinals there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Cardinals:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
North Central College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cardinals campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Cardinals offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Cardinals, take Interstate 88 to Naperville, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Cardinals's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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