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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  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 1,783 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the North Park acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 60% of students, North Park alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

North Park University Rankings

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North Park Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,249/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,831/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.52 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,783Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
193
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Accepting
    47%
  • Faith
    18%
  • Humble
    18%
  • Close minded christians
    8%
  • Off
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • White liberal enablers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
49%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Multi cultural, diverse
    52%
  • Warming
    17%
  • Accepting Christan
    14%
  • Swedish s
    12%
  • cliquey
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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North Park University has many programs that allow students to explore. The one that I enjoyed the most is Catalyst Semester. This allows students that aren't from Chicago to explore the city in a new way and learn about the history of Chicago. The staff is also very helpful; they really care about your education. You can reach out to almost anyone and they will be willing to help you or find solutions that will make things easier for you. Certain classes also have trips, related to the class, which sometimes makes learning a bit easier/understandable and fun.
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.