Academic Profile

North Park University is ranked among the top 50 best regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report (2013). We offer a strong liberal arts and sciences education for undergraduates, a degree-completion program for adult learners, and respected graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and our Theological Seminary.


  • Majors: 40
  • Minors: 26
  • Student-faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Average undergraduate class size: 18
  • Full-time faculty: 122
  • Faculty with terminal degree: 87 percent

Freshman Class (Fall 2012)

  • SAT (middle 50 percent): 980–1140
  • ACT (middle 50 percent): 20–25
  • GPA above 3.5: 29 percent
  • GPA above 3.0: 62 percent
  • Ranked in top 50 percent of class: 76 percent

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Undergraduate: 1,896
  • Adult undergraduate: 307
  • Graduate/Seminary: 939


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

Academic Excellence

2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student Top ProducerThis year, North Park University was recognized as a top producing institution of Fulbright student award-winners and as one of the top Midwest regional universities by U.S. News & World Report.