North Park, founded in 1891, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 30-acre campus is located on the northwest side of Chicago.

Website: www.northpark.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,205
Undergraduate
Students
(63.2%) 1,394 Women
(36.8%) 811 Men
933
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,961 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.14
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,885
Tuition and Fees
$29,440
Room and Board
$9,445
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$11,550
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
118
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Vikings
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
19.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.3% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students
4.3%
First-Year Students Returning
80.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   1
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3225 West Foster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
Phone
(773) 244-5500
Fax
(773) 583-0858
E-mail
admissions@northpark.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,961 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 2,454 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 1,507 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
497 (24%) of 2,073 admitted students enrolled
Women
283 (21%) of 1,367 admitted students enrolled
Men
214 (30%) of 706 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.14
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,885
Tuition and Fees
$29,440
Room and Board
$9,445
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001735
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
334 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
289 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
289 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
20 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,550
Need-Based Gift
Received by 280 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,835
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 220 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,605
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 64 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
64 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,559

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
75
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
409
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
69
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, physical therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
118
Part-Time Faculty
187
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Nonprofit Administration, Master of Higher Education Administration, Master of Management, Master of Human Resources Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
30 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Vikings
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
crew, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,205
Women
1,394 (63.2%)
Men
811 (36.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,824
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
19.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.3% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.3%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
933

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 2%
Theology 4%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 3%

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