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Your future is bold at North Central – a Christian university in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

Discover bold opportunities

North Central’s campus is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. That means you’ll live, work, study, make friends, and build community in one of the best cities in the world.

Our unique setting is a place where you can learn to live out your faith and prepare for a fulfilling career by interning at one of the Twin Cities’ 19 Fortune 500 companies, and make connections to last a lifetime.

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North Central University – Cristiano y Urbano

Faith and spiritual life

While there are many colleges in Minnesota to choose from, at North Central, faith is integrated into everything we do.

From the way we combine faith and learning in classroom projects and discussions, to the way we take time, every day, to focus on our spiritual life, to our interactions with friends, teachers, and mentors who share our love for Jesus, you’ll graduate from North Central confident in your faith, passionate about following Christ, and prepared to make a difference in the world.

Hear from one North Central student, Jonathan, about how his faith is flourishing on campus. 


Want to know what college life is like at a Christian university?

Read this blog post, written by a North Central student. Or, watch this video of North Central students sharing about the bold opportunities they discovered while presenting a marketing pitch at the General Mills world headquarters.


One of the best things about living and learning in Minneapolis? The city itself! Minneapolis is a thriving, exciting, culturally rich city with a lot to offer—from great food to international diversity to plentiful opportunities for jobs and internships. While there are a handful of Christian colleges in Minnesota, North Central is one of the only Christian colleges in downtown Minneapolis itself!

Service opportunities

We make it a priority to get to know our neighbors and work to make our community a better place. At North Central, you’ll have opportunities to serve  others locally and globally while you develop your leadership and ministry skills. There are dozens of outreach and service organizations, ministry groups, and churches within blocks of campus.

Life after North Central

At North Central, you’ll prepare to succeed in everything you do—Your career. Your calling. Your life. Through connections with local businesses and organizations, our successful alumni network, our focus on internships and real-world experiences, and our commitment to helping you follow your calling, we’ll get you ready for life after North Central.