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North Park University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

North Park University is fully open and operational with in-person classes and services, residential living, normal on-campus office hours for employees, and the full range of intercollegiate athletics and student activities on our vibrant campus. We are adhering to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health as required. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

3225 W FOSTER AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
From North Park University

At North Park, you’ll be at the center of a dynamic learning community, rooted in the Christian faith and engaged in a world-class city. We’re home to cutting edge facilities, outstanding faculty, and world-class academics. You’ll experience sports, the arts, and chapel, all in the midst of a vibrant, park-like campus. All this, plus access to the exceptional resources of Chicago.

CHRISTIAN - Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park continues to embody Covenant affirmations. This means that we value respectful discussion and engagement among people of all beliefs.

CITY-CENTERED - At North Park, Chicago is your classroom, your playground, and your home as you find your place in the world. We’re the first University in the nation to dedicate time in our weekly class schedule to engage the city.

INTERCULTURAL - Almost half of our students identify as persons of color, a fact that brings rich diversity to every aspect of campus life.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
940-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$19,320 / 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
$20,401 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses

Majors

Nursing

academic spotlight

The North Park nursing major is an academically rigorous program offering outstanding clinical experiences. Clinical rotations enable nursing majors to explore their interests by gaining practical experience in different specialties while putting into practice what they learn in the classroom and Nursing Simulation Lab. We place students in magnet-designated hospitals throughout the Chicago area.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    76%
  • On Campus
    16%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,682 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
164
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Accepting
    44%
  • Humble
    20%
  • Faith
    17%
  • Close minded christians
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Off
    2%
  • White liberal enablers
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 62 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Multi cultural, diverse
    51%
  • Warming
    16%
  • Accepting Christan
    13%
  • Swedish s
    11%
  • cliquey
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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