North Park University

Chicago, IL

North Park University

Chicago, IL

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Undergrad Christian Life

Discover North Park

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 12:1, 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 42% 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 15 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 Einstein Bros. Bagels, or playing Frisbee on the quad. North Park truly combines the best of a traditional college experience with the vitality of the city.

ACCOLADES

 

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

 

Designated as a 2020–2021 College of Distinction

Catalyst 606

One of North Park’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 allows students to deepen critical thinking skills, all while they receive 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 closer understanding and appreciation for the increasingly urban world they live and work in.

Through the Catalyst 606 Semester program, students are given first-hand experiences that allow them to identify vocational interests, get inspired by leaders in their field, 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
      Nursing
  • “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