North Park University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

North Park University
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North Park University Admissions Overview:

North Park University had an acceptance rate of 94% in 2016, making it a largely accessible school. Successful applicants generally have strong applications, test scores, and grades. Along with an application, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. Be sure to check out North Park's website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

  • North Park University Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

North Park University Description:

North Park University is a private four-year Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Both the school's vision and core values emphasize its identity as "distinctly Christian," "intentionally urban," and "purposefully multicultural." While the school makes Christian faith central to its identity, North Park students come from a range of religious backgrounds. Students can choose from 37 majors, 26 minors and 20 pre-professional and special programs. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio an an average class size of 18 students. Professional fields such as business and nursing are particularly popular with North Park students. The university's 30-acre campus is located on Chicago's north side, and students have easy access to the cultural opportunities of the city. North Park students can choose from a range of student clubs and organizations including intramural and club sports. The school's Helwig Recreation Center features an indoor track, climbing wall, fitness center, and more. On the intercollegiate front, the North Park University Vikings compete in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. North Park fields seven men's and nine women's sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,043 (2,123 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,210
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,310
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $39,620

North Park University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,382
    • Loans: $6,448

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Sports:

  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track and field
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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