North Park University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of North Park University

North Park University is a private four-year Christian institution associated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Students can select from 37 majors, 26 minors, and 20 pre-professional and special programs. Academics are backed by a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio, a mean class size of 18 students. The institution’s 30-acre campus is situated on Chicago’s north side, and students have easy access to the city’s cultural opportunities. North Park students can select from various student organizations and clubs, including intramural and club sports. The North Park University Vikings play in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,926 (1,977 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male/62% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,860
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $9,445
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $43,005

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,115
    • Loans: $11,198

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; and Psychology, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Crew-Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of North Park University Admissions

North Park University had an acceptance rate of 47% in 2019, making it a largely accessible school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • North Park University Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/587
    • SAT Math: 470/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/25
    • ACT English: 19/25
    • ACT Math: 19/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for North Park University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If North Park University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for North Park University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than North Park University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to North Park University

Application Deadline: July 1

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