• Address: 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

  • Phone Number: (773) 244-6200

  • Website: https://www.northpark.edu/

About

North Park University is a private not-for-profit university established in 1891. The first building on campus was completed in 1894. The perfection indicates not only a deep tradition in the liberal arts and Christian faith but a spirit of reaching out to serve and learn from the dynamic community around the university. It is committed to qualifying students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.

  • The vision of the university is to build a university of extraordinary quality and permanent excellence, where faith, education, and service meet.

  • North Park University acceptance rate is 94%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

  • The total student population is 3,043 which consists of 2,026 full-timers and 1,017 part-timers.

  • North Park University address is 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895.

North Park University Online

The online programs have the flexibility of balancing work and life demands. There are hybrid programs and completely online programs. The online courses are implemented with many online resources to make it more accessible and flexible. The courses are accessible 24/7 which makes it possible to attend the program at any time.

  • North Park canvas is the online learning management system used to deliver the program to the distance learning students. It comes with many resources to make the courses more flexible and accessible.

  • Students can log in to the portal with North Park email, the mail service provided by the university to prevent unauthorized access to the online resources. 


North Park University College and Schools

College of Arts and Sciences School of Music, Art, and Theatre
School of Business and Nonprofit Management School of Professional Studies
School of Education School of Nursing and Health Sciences

North Park University Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The university continuously makes necessary renovations on the campus. There are several activities and programs happening in and outside the campus. 

  • The professors give individual attention to every student, as a result, they know the names of every individual of the respective department. The workload is challenging but still, the students are mentored in an efficient way to tackle it.

  • The university is very welcoming and the admission process is really smooth.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Chicago, Illinois

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001735

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE

Religious Affiliation

Evangelical

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.northpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

  • The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC).

  • Business Management programs have been accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). 

Campus Life

There are lots of extra-curricular opportunities provided by the 'Office of Student Activities' that promote leadership skills and values. Student Government Association (SGA) organizes events and gives occasions for students to voice their opinions. Registered Student Organizations allows the students to associate with other students who share the major, cultural heritage, or similar interests. Students can work collectively to coordinate similar programs and activities.

North Park University Athletics
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball are the major sports participated by the North Park Vikings. There are several facilities provided for the advancement of the athletes such as Holmgren Athletic Complex, North Park Gymnasium, Track and Running Facilities, WMS Boathouse and many others.

North Park University Dorms

The Department of Housing Facility provides residence halls, apartments, and houses for the students. Most students live in residence halls in their first year and second year, and then they have the options to stay in apartments and houses. The campus offers a dining hall, shops in Viking Café, and an Einstein Bros Bagels location.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Total Population 3,043
Student Population Full Time: 2,026 Part Time: 1,017
Gender Division Male: 36 % Female: 64 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 48 %

The College Monk

Female: 57 %

Total Graduation Rate: 53 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

North Park University (NPU) offers 10 online programs across 3 Majors

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

North Park University (NPU) Acceptance Rate is 94%

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 1,925
Total Applicants Admitted 1,813
Applicants Enrolled 378
Full time Applicants Enrolled 378
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Considered but not required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

North Park University (NPU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 50
Number of students submitting ACT scores 338
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 13%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 89%
SAT Math 515 average 450 - 580 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 460 - 590 range
SAT Writing 510 average 450 - 570 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The financial aid team is part of the 'Student Administrative Services Office' which helps the students in several ways to attain financial aid. All the United States citizens are required to fill up the FAFSA form which is mandatory to start the process of financial aid. North Park University federal school code is 001735.

The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Nursing Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and many others.

The Institutional Aid includes Covenant Grant, Credentialed Covenant Minister Dependent Grant, Legacy Grant, Church Matching Grant, Presidential Scholarship, North Park Recognition Scholarship, and many others.

The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

The State Aid includes the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant. 

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,540 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,050 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,498 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,498 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,498 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Federal Nursing Loan $5,498 Enrolled at least half-time, demonstrated financial need. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,591 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant $1,863 Illinois Residents. Enrolled for 15 credits per semester. November 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.northpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Covenant Grant $5,500 Awarded to active participants in the Evangelical Covenant Church who complete the FAFSA Varies
Credentialed Covenant Minister Dependent Grant $5,500 Designated for dependents of credentialed ministers of the Evangelical Covenant Church who complete the FAFSA. Varies
Legacy Grant $5,500 Designated for non-covenant dependent students who have a parent or grandparent who graduated from North Park. Varies
Church Matching Grant $5,500 For traditional undergraduate students. Varies
Camp Grant $5,500 Available to students after they complete at least one year at North Park and then work at a Covenant camp. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Nyvall Scholarship $18,000 28 on the ACT or 1860 on the SAT and a 3.95 GPA. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $15,000 26 on the ACT or 1760 on the SAT and a 3.55 GPA. Varies
Provost’s Scholarship $13,000 Who had a 23 on the ACT or 1590 on the SAT and a 3.25 GPA. Varies
Hahn Scholarship $5,500 ACT/SAT test scores, High-school academic record, including GPA. Varies
North Park Recognition Scholarship $7,000 Awarded to well-rounded students. Varies

Data Source: https://www.northpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $15,095 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program $15,095 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.northpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,218
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,496
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,207
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,212
Over $110,000 $23,779

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 38% $4,215
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $14,382
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $5,158
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $10,900
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $6,448
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $5,591
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,076
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 35 $12,305
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 23 $15,095
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 12 $6,958

Data Source: https://www.northpark.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

Brandel Library consists of several resources required to fulfill the needs of the students. There are many technological implementations to the department such as Cell Phone Chargers, i-Clicker, Apple SuperDrives, Digital Camera, PowerPoint Clickers, Tripods, TI-84 plus graphing calculator, Thunderbolt HDMI Adaptor and many more.

The e-library possesses greater accessibility to plenty of resources required for the academics. It can be accessed at any time with a 24/7 assistance to solve any technical issues. 

Rankings

Following are some of the rankings according to the US News. 

  • The university ranks 79th in 'Best Online Graduate Business Programs'.

  • It ranks 136th in 'Best Online MBA Programs'.

  • It ranks 65th in 'Regional Universities Midwest' and 39th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

FAQ's

  Is North Park University accredited?

Yes, North Park University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  What is the federal school code of North Park University?

The FAFSA/Federal code for North Park University is 001735.

  What is the acceptance rate?

The acceptance rate at North Park University is 94%.

  What is the population statistics at North Park University?

The population of students at North Park University is around 3,043.

  What is the graduation rate for this university?

The graduation rate at North Park University is 53%.

  How many online courses are offered by North Park University?

North Park University offers 10 online programs across 3 major disciplines.

  What is the minimum SAT score requirements to be eligible for admission?

The minimum SAT score required to be eligible for admission is:

  • For SAT Math, the average is 515 & ranges between 450-580.

  • For SAT Critical Reading, the average is 525 & ranges between 490-560. 

  • For SAT Writing, the average is 510 & ranges between 450-470.

  Where is the university headquartered at?

The university is headquartered at Chicago, Illinois.

  Is North Park University a public university?

No, North Park University is a private not-for-profit educational institution.

  What are the admission requirements?

The admission requirements include Secondary School GPA, SAT/ACT/GRE admission scores and Completion of College Preparatory Program.

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