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Facts at a Glance

Traditional Undergraduate Data — Fall 2012

  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Faculty with terminal degrees: 87 percent
  • Average undergraduate class size: 18 students per class
    (87 percent of classes enroll fewer than 30 students)
  • Student retention rate: 73 percent of first year students who enrolled in the fall of 2011 returned for their second year in the fall of 2012
  • Geographic distribution of new first year students: 66 percent from Illinois, 31 percent from other states, 3 percent from other countries
  • ACT Middle 50 percent: 20–25
  • SAT Middle 50 percent: 980–1140
  • GPA Middle 50 percent: 2.8–3.5
  • GPA above 3.5: 29 percent
  • GPA above 3.0: 62 percent
  • Ranked in top 50 percent of Class: 76 percent
  • Undergraduate gender distribution: 38 percent male, 62 percent female
  • Residential students: 69 percent of first-year students and 47 percent of total undergraduates reside in campus housing
  • Library resources: 225,000 volumes, 995 journals, 28 newspapers
  • Endowment: $68.2 million (June 30, 2011)
  • Operating budget: $50 million (FY 2010–2011)
  • Undergraduate degree programs: 37 majors, plus 26 minors and 20 pre-professional and special programs
  • Most popular majors: business/economics, nursing, education, communication, biblical/theological studies, biology, and psychology
  • 23 percent of recent graduates participated in at least one study or service abroad program
  • Campus size: More than 30 acres
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,896
  • Graduate/Seminary enrollment: 939
  • Continuing studies students: 307

Racial and Ethnic Diversity – All Traditional Undergraduate Students, Fall 2012

  • International: 5 percent
  • African American: 8 percent
  • Native American: <1 percent
  • Asian: 5 percent
  • Latino/Hispanic: 15 percent
  • White: 55 percent
  • Other/Unknown: 8 percent
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: <1 percent
  • Two or more races: 3 percent

Religious Background – First Year and Transfer Traditional Undergraduate Students, Fall 2012

  • Evangelical Covenant Church: 14 percent
  • Other Protestant churches: 38 percent
  • Roman Catholic: 25 percent
  • Orthodox: 3 percent
  • Other religious traditions: 7 percent
  • None indicated: 13 percent

Accreditation

North Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and honored by many other accreditation bodies for individual programs. Detailed information on the University's accreditations is available on the accreditation page.

North Park University Facts at a Glance