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Student Life

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Your time in college is about much more than just earning a degree. Student life in college will include some of your most impactful and unforgettable experiences.

Whether you are an on-campus undergraduate student, a graduate student, or an online student, North Central offers an academic experience in community.

Student life happens beyond the classroom—worshiping in daily Chapel, leading a food drive for a local shelter, or staying up late with roommates and friends in the residence halls.

For students taking North Central classes online, student life is found as you communicate with classmates and professors who are invested in your growth.

Want a behind-the-scenes look at student life at North Central? Follow us on Instagram and see what’s new on campus every day. 

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Faith and spiritual life

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.

Workout & play

Join an intramural flag football or floor hockey team. Take a Zumba class or hit the free weights at the fitness center. Cheer on Rams Athletics or compete on one of 16 varsity teams. North Central makes it easy to stay active and feed your inner athlete.

Sleep & eat

Community-building starts in North Central residence halls, modern and comfortable living spaces staffed by helpful upperclassmen resident advisors. Fill up on delicious, healthy meals in the NCU Cafeteria or head out and explore the amazing Minneapolis food scene.

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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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!

Student leadership and service

Student organizations—we have more than 20 of them—are a great way to get involved on campus, make new friends, and make a difference. Learn more during Welcome Week.

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.


Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Location: Miller Hall—first floor
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 612.343.4451
Fax: 612.343.4435

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. North Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

No. North Central University is a verified 501c3 non-profit university.

Yes. North Central University was founded in 1930 and we have called downtown Minneapolis our home ever since. We proudly prepare students for global leadership and ministry through top-quality academic programs, a spirit-empowered community, and an exciting downtown Minneapolis campus. The most recent data indicates that 94% of respondents had obtained employment within 6 months after graduation.

Yes! North Central provides financial aid to all of its students! Students may also apply for federal assistance through FAFSA.

The student to faculty ratio at NCU is 15:1

NCU has over 60 academic programs, including majors and minors.

NCU has 5 different colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Church Leadership, and the College of Graduate and Professional Education.