North Park University

Chicago, IL

North Park University

Chicago, IL

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North Park embraces and values all people and celebrates the global cultural tapestry that is reflected on our campus.

North Park University's core institutional identity—Christian, city centered, intercultural—is the driving force behind our vision to be a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.

Located in the world-class city of Chicago, with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, and class sizes averaging 17 students, our students are treated with the highest level of care and attention. Our most popular majors are Nursing, Business/Economics, Biology, and Exercise Science.

North Park’s learning community adopts the city of Chicago as a foundation for academic excellence. We are proud to educate students from diverse backgrounds, with 51% of our student body identifying as people of color. We practice Christian hospitality with students of all faith traditions, while centering in the affirmations of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Our park-like campus is home to 19 varsity sports and an array of cultural, social, academic, and political student organizations. Students build community with one another in residence halls, over lunch at 1891 Bread Co., or playing Frisbee on the quad. North Park truly combines the best of a traditional college experience with the vitality of the city.



Ranked among the “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report


Designated as a 2022-2023 College of Distinction

The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Life

The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Life (ODIL) at North Park University in Chicago aims to create a campus community that helps students of all backgrounds to feel welcome and included. Working with cultural clubs, student success programming, and promoting student advocacy are just a few ways we engage our students in pursuing lives of significance and service. Visit The Collaboratory North Park’s diversity center, located on the first floor of Sohlberg Hall.

Diversity Office Clubs

As part of our mission to encourage greater integration of in-class and out-of-class student life, we invite you to get involved with one or more of these student groups.

• African Cultural Club
• Black Student Union
• East Asian Student Association
• Latinas Unidas
• Latin American Student Association
• Middle Eastern Student Association
• Pacific Cultural Association
• Queers and Allies
• Rising DREAMERS United
• Scandinavian Student Association
• South Asian Student Association

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • ”North Park prepared me for my career by introducing me to a wide range of jobs available within my field and facilitating connections between students, organizations, and companies.”

    • Rebecca Conner ’20
      Environmental Science and Philosophy
  • “North Park really values professor and student relationships. It makes it easier to talk to professors and get help when needed.”

    • Amie Gresham ’23
      Athletic Training
  • “I chose North Park because of its well-known Nursing program, the beautiful campus, and the overall high quality of the University. NPU prepared me to start work as a critical care nurse as soon as I graduated.”

    • Dana Yim ’20
  • “North Park prepared me for my career by offering a unique education rooted in faith and service. As I approach my professional career, I’m driven by North Park’s fundamental values and leading a life of service.”

    • Woodrow Corey ’20
      Secondary Education and History