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Facts About Us

Facts about North Central University - Graduation ceremony

North Central is a Christian university—a Bible-based and Pentecostal university. We prepare students for global leadership and ministry through top-quality academic programs, a spirit-empowered community, and a unique urban setting in downtown Minneapolis.

Fast Facts

Here are some things you should know about us:

Founded

1930

Affiliation

North Central is an Assemblies of God university.

Accreditation

Learn about our accreditation and rankings.

Enrollment

1,100+ students

Campus

24 buildings wrapped around scenic Elliot Park in downtown Minneapolis

Student/Faculty Ratio

17:1

Financial Aid

100% of students receive financial aid.

Student Lifestyle

North Central is a Christian community—our students choose to live by biblical standards.

Athletics

16 varsity teams compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Affordability

NCU’s costs are lower than most four-year, private, Christian colleges and competitive with nearby public universities. We’re one of the most affordable, accredited, Christian universities in the midwest.

Our students

Our 1,100 students are preparing to be a lot of things—ministers, business leaders, community servants, worship pastors, musicians, teachers. But two things they all have in common are their love for Christ and their passion for changing the world.

Our academics

We offer more than 60 majors and minors, giving you the chance to explore your interests and pursue your goals while preparing to serve God in a variety of ways. Our world-class professors will be your mentors and guides as you choose your major, take advantage of internships and other opportunities, and make the most of your college experience.

Our campus

Our campus consists of 12.5 acres and 24 buildings—about 8 city blocks—in downtown Minneapolis. This unique location gives our students access to many opportunities, from recreation and entertainment to service and outreach to internships and career networking.

North Central has spaces on campus available for rent!

If you are interested in using a space, please contact our Facility Events Coordinator.

Community life

Our community is energetic, spirit-empowered, and extremely welcoming. We’re passionate about our faith and making Christ the center of everything we do, and our actions reflect our desire to experience the Holy Spirit, together.

We have over 30 student-led organizations, giving you opportunities to get involved, meet new friends, and pursue your unique interests. We also offer opportunities to participate in the arts, including with renowned musical group One Accord.

Athletics

North Central fields 8 men’s and 8 women’s varsity sports teams in the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). We also offer a variety of intramural athletics and fitness opportunities.