North Park has served five generations of students and continues to grow in diversity, academic relevance, and Christian commitment. Our Chicago location is a great asset that reflects the School’s global reach and outlook.
After 125 years, we’ve learned how to streamline the process of helping qualified applicants seek admission to North Park and find affordable ways to attend. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our website, please contact us directly!
North Park offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs in liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. Classes average 17 students. 84% of our faculty have terminal degrees. Academics here are rigorous and results-oriented.
North Park Theological Seminary prepares you to answer the call to service through theological study, spiritual development, and the formative experiences of living in a community with others on a similar life path.
Thanks to mentoring, internships, and a professional development program that begins the first day you arrive on campus, 88% of NPU grads are employed in the fields of their choice or pursuing higher degrees.
Michelle Dodson C’03, biblical and theological studies alumna, shares why she chose North Park.
Named to the 2017 Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 list.
Jonathan Almer C’91, utilizes both his liberal arts and physics education in research involving a 1,800-year-old mummy.
Two North Parkers share how they found their summer internships and what they gained.
Jelitsa Legarreta, G’18, has carved out a niche in the highly competitive health and beauty space.
Dwight Perry has been called to be the new dean of faculty at North Park Theological Seminary.
Sommar (Johnson) Otfinoski, North Park School of Nursing C’13 (BSN) and G’20 (MSN), talks about her day as an ICU nurse caring for COVID-19 patients in an NBC 5 Chicago series, Coronavirus in Illinois: A Day in the Life During the Pandemic.
Three students share how getting involved on campus has shaped their experience at North Park University.
Brody Burkart C’16 shares how the athletic training program at North Park supported him through his academic, professional, and personal growth.
Kelly (Sladkey) Vetter, North Park School of Education C’11 (BEEd, Magna Cum Laude) talks about her day as a Chicago Public School (CPS) teacher in a Channel NBC 5 series, Coronavirus in Illinois: A Day in the Life During the Pandemic.
As University Dean, Dr. Liza Ann Acosta’s hope is to facilitate the work of faculty development—with a student body comprised of a diverse population and mirrored by a diverse faculty.
Ashley Campos C’18 shares how the athletic training program at North Park prepared her for the next steps of her career.
North Park student Joshua Crozier shares his first-hand experience at CHIC, the national gathering of Covenant high school students.
North Park senior Noor Alyasiry received two prestigious scholarships to study abroad this past summer: the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Fund for Education Abroad.
Edson draws many parallels between academic discipline and gaming discipline. “You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to get better, otherwise, you won’t become good. You have to practice every day, you have to compete against other good players.”
Program Director Andrew Lundgren talks about the career opportunities and advantages of North Park’s athletic training program.
Hannah Hawkinson C’17, a biblical and theological studies major, shares about her experience at North Park.
Tim Ahlberg C’13, a business and economics alumnus, shares why he chose North Park.
As a nurse with Lawndale Christian Health Care’s Mobile Health Team, Heather Duncan risks her own safety every day to care for Chicago’s homeless residents.
Two years after they shared their stories for the #125Stories blog, three graduating seniors tell us where they are at now and what they will remember from their time at North Park.
Professor of Biblical & Theological studies Boaz Johnson shares his first-hand experience at CHIC, the national gathering of Covenant high school students.
North Park student Gigi Santos shares her first-hand experience at CHIC, the national gathering of Covenant high school students.
North Park Senior Renee Baker is nominated for the prestigious Glenn T. Seaborg Science Scholarship after completing an internship with NASA.
Leah Emerson C’18, advertising and psychology alumna, shares about applying her undergraduate experiences in a professional setting.
As a North Park alum, C’07 G’11, Duffy already had first-hand experience with the quality of education from the School of Nursing. With two degrees earned from North Park, applying to the DNP program was a simple choice. “I would do it all again at North Park,” said Duffy.
Since 2015, the North Park Research Experience for Summer Students (NPRESS) has been strengthening students’ relationships with North Park faculty as well as their research skills over the course of eight weeks.
Kathleen Dillion C’11, English literature alumna, shares about growing into her professional life and giving back to her community.
Katie Brehmer C’17, art education student, shares about her North Park experience.
Patrick Pauley C’16 shares how the athletic training program at North Park gave him the practical experience he needed to succeed.
To survive, and thrive, businesses require resilient and rapid responses to an ever-changing environment along with highly-functioning, well-prepared teams by their side. Acquiring these leadership skills starts with learning in an environment modeling adaptability.
Full-time undergraduate student raising two young children and studying biomedical science. A native of Iraq and a first-generation college student, Hawra Alshamary is in her third year at North Park.
Jorge Oritz C’17, economics alumnus, shares about his experiences at North Park.
“Chicago is an arts powerhouse and global cultural destination . . . I’m passionate about making the arts and local culture available to Chicagoans and visitors.”
“I left India when I was 17 to start college. Initially, it was hard to be away from home, but I was intentional about becoming involved with the campus community. As an international student, I don’t have family here, but North Park has become a family to me.”
Working as a senior financial analyst at global healthcare manufacturer Fresenius Kabi USA, Elvin Ahmeti C’15 says it was his combined education in business and life sciences which prepared him for his career.
Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Carmen Velazquez-Alvarez C’16, conflict transformation studies alumna, shares why she chose North Park.
“For a while, I was dead-set on moving away. Then I visited North Park as a prospective student. That was when I realized that I could make my own experience here and do my own thing.”