North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, United States
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Overview of North Park University

About this school

North Park, founded in 1891, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 30-acre campus is located on the northwest side of Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,205
    • Men:811 (36.8%)
    • Women:1,394 (63.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to North Park University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3225 West Foster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL  60625-4895
Phone
(773) 244-5500
Fax
(773) 583-0858
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,961 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 2,454 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 1,507 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
497 (24%) of 2,073 admitted students enrolled
Women
283 (21%) of 1,367 admitted students enrolled
Men
214 (30%) of 706 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


North Park University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001735
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
334 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
289 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
289 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
20 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,550
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 280 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,835
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 220 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,605
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 64 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
64 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,559

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


118

Part-Time Faculty


187

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


30%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


North Park University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (54)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, physical therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Nonprofit Administration, Master of Human Resources Management, Master of Management, Master of Higher Education Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,714,856

Nearest Metropolitan Area


30 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


47% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Vikings
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


North Park University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,824

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,205
Women
1,394
Men
811

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.6% Asian
  • 9.5% Black/African-American
  • 19.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.3% White
  • 7.5% Unknown

International Students


4.3%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


933

Student Resources

Study resources