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North Park University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

About 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.

North Park University Overview

North Park University is a private, religious school in the city of Chicago, Illinois. North Park University was founded in 1891 and the school presently has around 3,138 students per year, which includes 2,205 undergraduate students. North Park University provides housing for up to 1,142 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at North Park University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of North Park University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? North Park University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

North Park University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? North Park University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at North Park University on the Student Life page.

2022 North Park University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%
Tuition $33,350
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,550

Is North Park University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what North Park University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for North Park University

North Park University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 52% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,961 applications received in 2022, 2,073 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Park University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at North Park University, around 81% are still enrolled their sophomore year. 56% of North Park University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for North Park University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from North Park University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with North Park University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at North Park University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend North Park University full-time are awarded $11,550 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at North Park University.

Based on this information, does North Park University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is North Park University a good school for you?

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Where is North Park University?

North Park University is located in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois.

If you are interested in seeing North Park University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what North Park University and Chicago are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3225 West Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4895

Campus Setting: Urban

North Park University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to North Park University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to North Park University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

North Park University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to North Park University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into North Park University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

North Park University SAT Scores


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North Park University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at North Park University is like? There are approximately 3,138 students enrolled at North Park University, including 2,205 undergraduate students and 933 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from IL and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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