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About North Central University

North Central University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. North Central University was founded in 1930 and now enrolls around 1,063 students a year, including 1,008 undergrads.

North Central University offers housing for up to 900 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

North Central University's endowment was valued at $3.426 million in 2021. There are 15 undergraduate students for every full-time North Central University professor.

2021 North Central University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 21
Mean SAT score 1045
Tuition $26,350

North Central University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

June 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by June 15.

North Central University Early Admission

North Central University does not offer early decision or early action.

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North Central University Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into North Central University. In 2021, North Central University accepted 93% of applicants. Out of 613 applications received in 2021, 570 students were offered admission.

North Central University Waitlist 2021

North Central University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into North Central University?

North Central University is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to North Central University, applicants must submit the following items.

North Central University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.2
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North Central University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into North Central University is 1045. The mean ACT score for North Central University students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to North Central University.

Does North Central University Require the ACT or SAT?

North Central University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 20% submitted the SAT. 68% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at North Central University

Yes! North Central University provides on-campus housing for up to 900 students.

North Central University students are active in the school's Residence Life, Discipleship Leaders and Student Government. The Week, Battle of the Floors, and and Holy Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at North Central University.

Financial Aid at North Central University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is North Central University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Central University

About 76% of students who start at North Central University return the next year. Out of the 215 students who started at North Central University as first-time freshman, 89 graduate within four years.

Around 51% of students who started at North Central University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for North Central University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $21,965 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does North Central University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is North Central University a good school for you?

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Where is North Central University?

North Central University is located in the urban setting of Minneapolis, Minnesota, less than an hour from Twin Cities.

If you want to see North Central University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Minneapolis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what North Central University and Minneapolis are like without leaving home.

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College Info

910 Elliot Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404-1322

Campus Setting: Urban

North Central University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to North Central University is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to North Central University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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North Central University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to North Central University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into North Central University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

North Central University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1180


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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1180 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for North Central University students is 1045. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to North Central University, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at North Central University.

North Central University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at North Central University is like? There are approximately 1,063 students enrolled at North Central University, including 1,008 undergraduate students and 55 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from MN and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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