North Park University

3225 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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http://www.northpark.edu
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Main telephone 773-244-6200
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Other
Date founded 1891
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Campus size 30 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 157
Number of full time, freshmen women 214
Total number of full time freshmen 371
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 2
Total number of part time freshmen 2
Total number of freshmen men 157
Total number of freshmen women 216
Total number of freshmen 373
Number of full time, undergraduate men 679
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,145
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,824
Number of part time, undergraduate men 132
Number of part time, undergraduate women 249
Total number of part time undergraduates 381
Total number of undergraduate males 811
Total number of undergraduate females 1,394
Total number of undergraduate students 2,205
Number of male graduate students 231
Number of female graduate students 378
Total number of graduate students 609
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,042
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 1,772
Total enrollment 2,814
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 5%
Black 9%
Hispanic 18%
White 52%
Race/ethnicity unknown 7%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 30%
Number of states and territories represented 42
Percentage of students from outside the US 4%
Percentage of students 25 or older 22%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $30,360
Out-of-state tuition $30,360
Fees $670
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Lucy Shaker
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid phone 773-244-5526
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) May 1
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact title Office of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-888-NPC8
Electronic application website www.northpark.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/getting-started-with-north-park-university/how-to-apply
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,507
Number of male applicants accepted 706
Number of male applicants who enrolled 157
Number of female applicants 2,454
Number of female applicants accepted 1,367
Number of female applicants who enrolled 216
Total number of applicants 3,961
Total number of applicants accepted 2,073
Total number of applicants who enrolled 373
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available www.northpark.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/getting-started-with-north-park-university/how-to-apply
Application fee $40
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.75
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Letters of recommendation (#) 2
Letters of recommendation Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Important
Difficulty of high school courses Considered
Standardized test scores Very important
Recommendations Important
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Very important
Extracurricular activities Very important
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
ACT score
12 - 17 13%
18 - 23 52%
24 - 29 30%
30 - 36 5%
Average ACT score 22
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.14
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 81%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 39%
Between four and five years 15%
Between five and six years 1%
Letters of recommendation 2, required for all students
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 305
Student faculty ratio 12:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Engineering Master's at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Case Western Reserve University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Other Physical therapy
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Christian College Coalition
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Main library name Brandel Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
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Percentage of students who live on campus 45%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 50%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Junior
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Men only, women only
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
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Grad admissions contact person John Baworowsky
Grad admissions contact title Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-888-NPC8
Number of full time, male graduate students 80
Number of full time, female graduate students 78
Total number of full time graduate students 158
Number of part time, male graduate students 151
Number of part time, female graduate students 300
Total number of part time graduate students 451
Total number of male graduate students 231
Total number of female graduate students 378
Total number of graduate students 609
Number of undergraduate men 811
Number of undergraduate women 1,394
Total number of undergraduate students 2,205
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,042
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 1,772
Total enrollment 2,814
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.