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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
North Park is an above-average private, Christian university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,884 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the North Park acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, North Park alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
About North Park University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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North Park University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
872-1160
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,076/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,218/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,496/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,207/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,212/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,779/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,884Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Accepting
    49%
  • Faith
    20%
  • Humble
    17%
  • Close minded christians
    6%
  • Off
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • White liberal enablers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
55%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Multi cultural, diverse
    53%
  • Accepting Christan
    16%
  • Warming
    16%
  • Swedish s
    13%
  • cliquey
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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When I first started at North Park University, I wasn't too fond of it due to the fact that I originally wanted to go to an out of state university, however due to my personal life circumstances that wasn't able to happen for me. That being said North Park University was recommended to me and was the very last school I applied to and was the school I chose to go to. As I continued into my first semester of my courses, I fell in love with this school! The campus is to my liking and put together like a little town and I fit in pretty quickly. This school has a diverse community and though its something Im not really used to I enjoy creating relationships with different people from different cultures.The courses are rigorous and include a lot of hands-on learning experiences around the community. The staff and faculty serve as useful resources and provide a lot of support in whatever it is each individual needs.
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I just recently began my time at North Park and I am studying Nursing. So far, my experience has been fantastic! I love the diversity in the school, the way the nursing program is set up, such as the classes and when they are taken, and my teachers have all been educated very well on the subjects they are teaching. I think the level of difficulty in the classes is also at a great spot. Something I would like to see change is adding more clubs on campus. I believe this would help all students, including commuter students, become more involved on campus.
I lived on campus, and the wonderful thing about on campus at North Park is that you get to know your community really quickly! Other students are familiar and for an extrovert like me, I really felt like my classmates were the people that I was safe to be myself and learn how to grow up around. The campus was beautiful, if small-ish. The professors were fully invested into their students, and the freedom to question and listen and respond was marvelous. Highly recommended!