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North Park University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into North Park University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.7%
Admission Difficulty for North Park University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into North Park University and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,600 out of 4,839 applicants were admitted making North Park University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. North Park University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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North Park University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for North Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for North Park University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1170

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Park University?

North Park University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Park University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >67%
1170 to 1260 Avg + 54%-67%
1080 to 1170 Avg - 41%-54%
990 to 1080 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 990 Low <29%
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North Park University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for North Park University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for North Park University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into North Park University?

Admission data indicates that North Park University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Park University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Park University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >69%
21 to 24 Avg + 54%-69%
19 to 21 Avg - 43%-54%
17 to 19 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 17 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.16
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into North Park University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Park University was 3.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as North Park University accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted North Park University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

77% of North Park University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Park University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

North Park University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,859 1,980 4,839
Accepted 1,637 963 2,600
Acceptance Rate 57% 49% 54%
Enrolled 225 163 388
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Park University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

North Park University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Park University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147679 IPEDS survey data for North Park University.