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About North Park University

Facts at a Glance

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

Students Enrolled

2,865

Year Established

1891

Acres of Chicago

30

Students of Color

51.9%

Job Placement at Graduation

88%

Diversity

There is no racial or ethnic majority in the school’s undergraduate population. No group of students, including Caucasian, reaches above 50%.

51.9% of our traditional undergraduates identify as students of color.

Religious Background

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

Academics

  • 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**

Student Life

  • 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

Traditional Undergraduate
Students

  • 58.5% female and 41.1% male

  • 66.6% commuter and 33.4% on-campus students

  • 35 states and 27 countries represented

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.

*Last updated with Fall 2020 data.
**Self-reported data from graduates, December 2015.