There is no racial or ethnic majority in the school’s undergraduate population. No group of students, including white students, reaches above 50%.
51.9% of our traditional undergraduates identify as students of color.
North Park is home to students from a variety of faith backgrounds.
- Evangelical Covenant Church: 7.5%
- Other Protestant denominations: 17.9%
- Catholic: 15.1%
- Orthodox: 1.9%
- Muslim: 1.9%
- Jewish: .8%
- Other or no faith tradition reported: 54%
Accolades and Rankings
From U.S. News & World Report: #39 in Best Midwest Universities
Among Regional Universities Midwest:
#3 in Ethnic Diversity
#11 in Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching
#14 in Social Mobility
From WalletHub Best Colleges & Universities: #8 in Illinois
From The Wall Street Journal: #48 in the country for diversity
- 17 students in an average undergraduate course
- 125 full-time faculty
- 42 majors
- 14 stem majors
- Most popular majors: Nursing, Business & Economics, Psychology, Biology, and Health Sciences
- Quarter of a million books in the library
- 88% of graduates had a job related to their field or intend to pursue graduate school upon graduation**
294 dorm rooms on campus
162 additional Chicago-style apartments available as on-campus housing
13,970 community members served by student volunteers annually
78 students participated in the 2019–20 Catalyst Semester program
- 16 Catalyst on Campus events were hosted with 701 attendees
58.5% female and 41.1% male
66.6% commuter and 33.4% on-campus students
35 states and 27 countries represented
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.
*Last updated with Fall 2020 data.
**Self-reported data from graduates, December 2015.