Aerial view of North Park University campus with Chicago skyline.

About North Park University

Facts at a Glance

Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled


Year Established


Acres of Chicago


Students of Color


Job Placement at Graduation



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.

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

Colleges of Distinction 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Christian, 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Business, 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Education, 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Nursing, 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Career Development, 2021–2022
Colleges of Distinction, Military Support, 2021–2022
Top Degrees, Adult Undergrad, 2021
Top Degrees, Adult Undergrad, Illinois, 2021
Top Degrees, Adult Undergrad, Christian, 2021
Top Degrees, MBA, 2021
Top Degrees, MBA, Illinois, 2021
Top Degrees, MBA, Christian, 2021

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**

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

  • 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.