Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB+
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.
North Park University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
Most Popular Majors
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching31 Graduates
Non-Profit and Public Management25 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies20 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling15 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
North Park University Reviews
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.
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.