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Why Choose NCU?

North Central students on graduation day.

Your life has a higher purpose—to glorify God’s name through compassionate leadership and selfless service. At North Central University, your life is our mission. Step onto our Minneapolis campus and you’ll feel part of something bigger—a close-knit community of smart, creative, and devoted followers of Christ who are seeking God’s will through vibrant worship, rewarding work, and loving service. Welcome home.

Academics & Career Calling

NCU is proud to offer more than 60 rigorous, Christ-centered academic programs, including undergraduate majors in high-demand fields like Education, Business Administration, Church Leadership, Communications, Computer Science, Marketing, Sports Management, Urban Development, and more. All majors include door-opening internship opportunities right here in downtown Minneapolis.

Our Campus & Our City

A huge part of the North Central experience is living, learning, and serving in the heart of Minneapolis. You will fall in love with our city—its riverfront parks, world-class museums, professional sports, and amazing people. At North Central, you’re surrounded by opportunities to engage in multicultural ministry and make connections for that first job after graduation.

Student Life & Worship

Meet your 1,200 new best friends. Student life at North Central is both insanely fun and deeply fulfilling. Since we’re small, you’ll get to know everyone — people from all over who share your love of Jesus and your bright vision of a Christian life. We worship God every day through soul-lifting music and word, then go out and enthusiastically live His will.

There are so many ways to get involved. Join one of more than 30 student-run organizations or compete for Rams Athletics. Audition for an award-winning worship performance team or serve on mission trips and outreach groups. This is your time to shine.

Visit Us!

Register now for NCU Days, Campus Preview Days, or to book a personalized tour. We’re excited to meet you!