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about north park university

facts at a glance

student to faculty ratio


students enrolled


year established


acres of chicago


students of color


graduate employment rate



there is no racial or ethnic majority in the school’s undergraduate population. no group of students, including caucasian, reaches above 50%.

42% of our traditional undergraduates identify as students of color.

religious background

north park is home to students from a variety of faith backgrounds.

  • evangelical covenant church: 7.3%
  • other protestant denominations: 24.8%
  • catholic: 19.6%
  • orthodox: 3.2%
  • muslim: 2.8%
  • jewish: .8%
  • other or no faith tradition reported: 41.5%

accolades and rankings

From U.S. news & World Report: #39 in best midwest universities

also among regional universities midwest: 

#3 in ethnic diversity

#11 in commitment to undergraduate teaching

#14 in social mobility

From WalletHub Best Colleges & Universities: #8 in illinois


  • student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
  • 17 students in an average undergraduate course
  • full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 84%
  • quarter of a million books in the library
  • most popular majors: nursing, business/economics, biology, exercise science
  • 88% of graduates had a job related to their field or intend to pursue graduate school upon graduation**

student life

  • 294 dorm rooms on campus

  • 162 additional chicago-style apartments available as on-campus housing

  • 13,970 community members served by student volunteers annually

  • 63 students participated in the 2018–19 catalyst semester program

traditional undergraduate

  • 62% female and 38% male

  • 60% commuter and 40% on-campus students

  • 70% from illinois, 26% from other states, 4% international

  • 34 states and 42 countries represented


north park university is accredited by the higher learning commission and honored by many other accreditation bodies for individual programs. detailed information on the university’s accreditations is available on the accreditation page.

*last updated fall 2018 with most current data available.
**self-reported data from graduates, december 2015.