North Park University

591 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
North Park University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
872-1124
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,152/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,777/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,767/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,762/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,695/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,226/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,911Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    50%
  • Faith
    21%
  • Humble
    18%
  • Close minded christians
    7%
  • Off
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Multi cultural, diverse
    52%
  • Accepting Christan
    16%
  • Swedish s
    16%
  • Warming
    16%

After North Park University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
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

Reviews

591 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    216
  • Average
    196
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    25
North Park University has been rated as the Top 50 Christian Schools of the Midwest. It is not only known to be in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago, but it is extremely known for it's culture and diversity. It is easy to gain friendships for a lifetime and be able to networking with many people, as well as professionals that will give you tips on gaining employment and internships. I have started as an undergraduate student here at North Park University and it has been a phenomenal experience. Plus, there have held many sports events, networking events, Chicago adventure events, and so much more! The small intimate classes makes it very challenging since all of the attention are is coming from the professors and they are helpful towards any assignment difficulties.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 17 2015
Considering that North Park University is a small school, it makes my experience way easier and better. It makes it a great school due to the fact that you actually can communicate with your professors. Professors are also there to help you out, during office hours, or class times. North Park also provides many resources to use when it comes from any subject in a class, and also by providing my favorite, the writing center. The writing center is located in the library which is available to students everyday, whenever they feel iffy of their paper. Also many students are really friendly, which makes it easier to make new friends, and study buddies!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 29 2015
The games are a draw for social life. Its a great place to connect with friends and cheer on more friends! North Park does a great job keeping students aware of the schedules and activities that surround sports like the tailgate parties before football games. Soccer games are another big draw for spectators as the team has been winning some games in recent years. It is always fun to cheer on the winners in a game, but at North Park it is just fun to cheer!
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago