Aerial view of North Park University campus with Chicago skyline.

About North Park University

Facts at a Glance

Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled


Year Established


Acres of Chicago


Students of Color



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

51.9% 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: 6.3%
  • Other Protestant denominations: 16.5%
  • Catholic: 14.3%
  • Orthodox: 1.6%
  • Muslim: 2.1%
  • Jewish: .6%
  • Other or no faith tradition reported: 58.5%

Accolades and Rankings

From U.S. News & World Report: #29 in Best Midwest Universities

Among Regional Universities Midwest: 

#8 in Social Mobility

From WalletHub Best Colleges & Universities: #12 in Illinois

From The Wall Street Journal: #48 in the country for diversity


  • 17 students in an average undergraduate course
  • 115 full-time faculty
  • 42 majors
  • 9 stem majors
  • Most popular majors: Nursing, Business, Psychology, Biology, and Health Sciences
  • Quarter of a million books in the library

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

  • 78 students participated in the 2019–20 Catalyst Semester program

  • 16 Catalyst on Campus events were hosted with 701 attendees

Traditional Undergraduate

  • 58.4% female and 40.9% male

  • 65.1% commuter and 34.9% on-campus students

  • 35 states and 27 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 with fall 2022 data.