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North Park University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

North Park University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into North Park University. Around 52% of applicants get into North Park University each year. Last year, 3,961 students applied to North Park University and 2,073 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to North Park University, the application fee is $40.

North Park University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of North Park University's admissions stats.

North Park University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 86%
Waitlist No

North Park University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for North Park University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to North Park University?

North Park University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to North Park University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to North Park University

North Park University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does North Park University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at North Park University

Wondering what factors are considered by North Park University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with North Park University for more information on admission factors.

North Park University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to North Park University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with North Park University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into North Park University?

Students admitted to North Park University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

North Park University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2009, 19% of North Park University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at North Park University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for North Park University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for North Park University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to North Park University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to North Park University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in North Park University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

North Park University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to North Park University?

❌ Students who are admitted to North Park University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does North Park University accept transfer credits?

✅ North Park University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. North Park University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Excelsior College Examinations

Does North Park University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ North Park University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to North Park University?

✅ North Park University is not test optional.

What is North Park University's acceptance rate?

✅ North Park University has an acceptance rate of 52%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at North Park University?

❌ North Park University does not offer early decision.

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North Park University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into North Park University? North Park University is a somewhat selective institution. The North Park University acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.


North Park University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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North Park University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At North Park University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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