I came to North Central College hoping I had
found my perfect college. The idea of going far away
to small, friendly school where I could swim competitively seemed
to be a dream come true. In retrospect, my experience
at NCC has been more along the lines of a
My biggest complaint is of the
student population. If you're not an athlete, cheerleader, or anime
lover then fitting in at NCC is probably going to
be somewhat of a challenge as there is no social
middle ground. Cliques are formed around the various sports teams
(god help you if you aren't in one). If you're
a hippie, punk, goth, hipster, druggie or average person, be
prepared to be a loner.
The surrounding area
isn't that great either. Naperville is a tiny town with
little to offer other than overpriced restaurants and stores. The
people are none to friendly either. Snotty high school students
overrun the sidewalks and simply entering some of the stores
will warrant an eye-roll from its employees.
Maybe I haven't gotten the real NCC experience. Perhaps I'm
in the wrong major or I'm not appreciating what NCC
has to offer. Despite this, I have an undeniable feeling
that I have wasted two years of my life here.
Unless you have grown up in Naperville, I would recommend
avoiding North Central all together.