North Park University

Chicago, IL

North Park University

Chicago, IL

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Mission statement:
To prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology

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

With a 15:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17, North Park treats its students with the highest level of care and attention. Our most popular majors include Biology, Business/Economics, Exercise Science, and Nursing. 

Located in the world-class city of Chicago, North Park’s learning community adopts the city as a foundation for academic excellence. We’re 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 on the affirmations of the Evangelical Covenant Church. 

Our park-like campus is home to 19 varsity athletic teams 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 while playing Frisbee on the quad. North Park truly combines the best of a traditional college experience with the vitality of the city. 

Most importantly, the University is prepared to serve as your spiritual home for the next four years, a place where your personal relationship with Christ will be nurtured and grown. Weekly Chapel services, small groups, and our robust University Ministries department offer countless opportunities for Christian formation. 

For more information about North Park University, including options for financial aid (95% of our students receive some aid), please visit us at



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


Designated as a 2022-2023 College of Distinction

Catalyst 606 Program

One of North Park University’s most unique programs is Catalyst 606. The program capitalizes on our Chicago-based location, allowing students to apply experiential learning to real-life problems. Catalyst helps students deepen their critical-thinking skills while receiving focused attention from experienced faculty, staff, and members of the community. 

Through Catalyst 606, students step outside of the classroom, serving and learning within their local community and gaining a stronger understanding and appreciation for the increasingly urban world we live and work in.

Through the Catalyst 606 semester program, students have firsthand experiences that allow them to identify vocational interests, be inspired by leaders in their fields, and establish relationships with invaluable professional contacts.

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