#22 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

North Park University

Chicago, Illinois

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North Park University overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online northpark.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Covenant Church of America
North Park University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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North Park University, located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, is a private, Christian institution established in 1891. The university's urban campus spreads across 33 acres, featuring a blend of traditional and modern architecture, with convenient access to the city's diverse cultural and professional opportunities. North Park offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strengths in health sciences, business, and music. The institution maintains a holistic admissions process with a moderately selective acceptance rate. Providing a residential experience, North Park University offers on-campus housing options to its students. Academically, it fosters an environment that emphasizes interfaith dialog and service learning, aligning with its affiliation with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

In the most recent statistical year 5,039 prospective students applied, and 3,427 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 502 enrolled in the school.  1,851 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 809 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,350 plus fees of $670. North Park University is ranked 593 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












North Park University is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

North Park University overview
SAT 890/1162
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.14

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for North Park University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$670
Room and Board $10,125
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$47,845

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by North Park University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Health Professions 21%
Education 8%
Communication 8%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 6%

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