North Park University
Collaborative. Skillful. Passionate. Ethical. Knowledgeable.
With a long tradition of excellence in the sciences and a strong Christian heritage, North Park University is the ideal place to prepare for a career in the healthcare industry. Close personal attention from faculty, modern lab facilities, and excellent advising combine to help you reach your goal of becoming a healthcare provider.
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
Learn innovative methods and gain valuable field experience at any level of study. Programs include BSN, MSN in three specializations, two post-master’s certificates, and DNP degree.
Health Science Programs
Prepare for a career in the health sciences by earning your BS in exercise science, health sciences, or physical education, or an MS in athletic training (MSAT).
”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.”
“North Park really values professor and student relationships. It makes it easier to talk to professors and get help when needed.”
“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.”
“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.”