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Levels of Study

Prepare for a life of significance and service through undergraduate and graduate studies at North Park.

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Undergraduate Programs

40+ programs, with pre-professional degrees, liberal arts, sciences, health, business, and more.

Graduate Programs

Flexible and affordable programs to advance your career and academic interests.

Degree-Completion Programs

Bachelor’s degree completion programs for working adults.

Seminary Programs

Degrees and certificates in theology and ministry to help you follow your calling.

Online Programs

Degree programs available with convenient 24/7 online delivery.

Colleges & Schools

As a student at NPU, you can choose from 120+ programs housed in seven colleges and schools, and benefit from a core curriculum designed to forge new and meaningful connections across the sciences, humanities, business, and the arts.

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School of Business and Nonprofit Management

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School of Education

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School of Music, Art, and Theatre

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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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School of Professional Studies

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College of Arts and Sciences

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Seminary

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130 Stories of North Park

“Mental health was not openly discussed among my volleyball team, and I wanted to help make it less taboo. I decided to start the North Park chapter of The Hidden Opponent because I saw a need for community. We started our chapter with about 25 student-athletes. This past season I heard more open conversations about internal struggles that we as athletes have been facing, especially during COVID. It has been very motivating to me to see so many student-athletes come forward who are eager to be involved.”

— Hailey Bianco, C’23, Advertising and Art, Volleyball

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130 Stories of North Park

“One of the most vivid memories from my time as an undergraduate was the opportunity to take a summer study abroad class with Professors Mirza, McDonald, and Vic. I love science but was intimidated to take college level biology and physics. The class focused on the biology and physics of Iceland. We spent six weeks in the classroom and twelve amazing days in Iceland. From the solar eclipse to the fish hatcheries, the genetics lab, and the amazing waterfalls, I could not have asked for a better international experience nor better teachers. It was one of many opportunities at North Park to explore the world and become part of a global community.”

— Britta Mitchell, Asst. Director of Graduate Admission, School of Education, C’06, G’21

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130 Stories of North Park

This academic year marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of North Park University–and one of the ways we will celebrate is by sharing 130 stories of North Park students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Stories of our community, across generations, academic fields, staff departments, professions, and faith journeys.

You’re invited to watch this video, and to join in the celebration by sharing your own story here: www.northpark.edu/share130/

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NPU is located in Chicago’s Albany Park and North Park neighborhoods, drawing upon the extraordinary educational assets of a world-class city.

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Why North Park?

Our Mission

The mission of North Park University, as the university of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.

Average Class Size

17

Job Placement at Graduation

88%

Enrollment

2,865

Year Established

1891

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

Students Who Receive Financial Aid

99%