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Study at North Park University

North Park University, also referred to as NPU, is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded in the year 1891. The Evangelical Covenant Church played an important role in establishing this university. North Park University's degree-granting academic divisions are:

  • School of Adult Learning
  • School of Business and Nonprofit Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
The women's teams of North Park University participate in sports such as cross country, track and field, soccer, volleyball, basketball, rowing, softball, and gol. The men's teams participate in baseball, basketball, football, track and field, cross country, soccer, and golf. The sports teams are nicknamed the Vikings.

Profile of North Park University

North Park University can be found in Chicago, IL (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Evangelical Covenant Church of America school. North Park University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at North Park University are in business and management.

North Park University Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 500 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at North Park University centered around 480 to 600, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 200 students were enrolled in North Park University.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Student dorms or apartments are common at North Park University. The school offers students meal plans. North Park University student athletes compete in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin competitions.

North Park University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management186business management, human resources, CIO training, marketing, international business, accounting, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine94registered nursing, nursing science, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner
Religion and Philosophy77ministry, bible studies, theology, youth ministry, religious education, philosophy, theology and religious vocations
Liberal Arts61English, sociology, history, Spanish language, political science, French language, Scandinavian studies, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching47education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching
Media33communication studies, advertising
Family and Social Work29family studies, community organization
Therapy and Counselling26psychology
Science17biology, physics, chemistry, biological and physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education, athletic trainer
Art Studies12art studies
Music10music, voice
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: North Park University

North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave

Chicago, IL 60625-4895

General Phone: (773) 244-6200


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