About North Park University


The best way to find out if North Park University is a good fit for you is to visit our Chicago campus and meet our people. Our campus in Chicago is easily accessible by car, and Chicago’s excellent public transit system makes it easy to get here from either airport, many suburbs, and train stations without needing a car.

Where to stay when visiting


Individual, Group, and Overnight Visits

Upcoming Admissions Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year to give every student a tailored opportunity to get to know North Park. Meet your admissions counselor, get to know our programs, and have your questions answered.

Undergraduate Events

Graduate and Adult Events

Directions to North Park University

Our main campus is located at 3225 West Foster Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. It is on the corner of Foster and Kedzie avenues (5200 north and 3200 west), approximately one mile east of the Interstate 94 (the Edens Expressway) and three miles west of Lake Michigan.

Our undergraduate admissions office is located in Old Main, building 11 on the campus map. Campus visitors should check in at the front desk of Old Main for assistance in meeting their admissions counselor or finding other offices or individuals.

Visitors may park in the University lot on the southeast corner of the Foster and Kedzie intersection. During business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday), please obtain a temporary parking pass at the front desk of the Old Main building.

From the North

Take I-94 eastbound (Edens Expressway) to the Cicero (to Foster) exit. Take Cicero south to Foster Avenue, turn east (left) on Foster and continue to the 3200 block, about two miles. The campus is on the south (right) side of Foster.

From the South

Take I-94 westbound (Dan Ryan Expressway) and proceed northwest on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway). Exit at Kimball Avenue. Travel north (right) on Kimball, about two miles, to Foster Avenue and turn east (right). Proceed two blocks, and the campus is on the right (south) side of Foster.

From the West (or from O’Hare Airport)

Take I-90/94 eastbound (Kennedy Expressway) to the Austin (to Foster) exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn east (left) and follow the curve to reach Foster. Turn east (left) on Foster and continue to the 3200 block, about three miles. The campus is on the right (south) side of Foster.

From the East

Take Lake Shore Drive (from either direction) to the Foster Avenue exit. Travel west on Foster and continue to Kedzie Avenue, about three miles. The campus is on the left (south) side of Foster.

From Public Transportation

We are located on Foster Avenue between Kimball and Kedzie avenues, and easily accessible via public transit. To plan your trip using the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), visit www.transitchicago.com.

We are served by the Foster (92) and Kimball (82) buses, and the California/Dodge (93) bus also stops at the corner of Foster and Kedzie.

Our campus is located six blocks north of the Kedzie Brown Line ‘L’ stop, or four blocks north and one block east of the Kimball Brown Line ‘L’ station at the corner of Kimball and Lawrence avenues.

Continue your journey with North Park.