North Park University

North Park University

Top reasons to study here

  • Our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.
  • North Park University will be distinguished as the nation’s leading city-centered Christian university during the coming decade and beyond.
  • The University’s learning community is differentiated by adopting the city as both subject and place of learning as a foundation for academic excellence.



North Park University was founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), a rapidly growing, multi-ethnic denomination with over 800 congregations in the United States and Canada and ministries on five continents.


  • Undergraduate programs

North Park offers the ideal college experience: a rigorous and interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences education in a world-class city and a diverse faith community. Explore more than 40 majors and programs including pre-professional options like law, medicine, and art therapy.

  • Graduate programs

Advance your career through flexible and affordable graduate degree programs in business and nonprofit management, counseling psychology, education, music, and nursing.

  • Graduate Theological Seminary

Follow your call to serve with a ministry degree or certificate from the denominational seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church.


As an employer with an interest in recruiting at North Park University, we want to support you in your efforts to connect with the right pools of talent. Our school enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of backgrounds. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

The Divison of Student Engagement encompasses a variety of offices, resources, and experiences available to you and your parents to support and encourage you in your transition to college life and throughout your time at North Park.

Housing services

North Park’s on-campus living options include residence halls, apartments, and houses. No matter where you live, you’ll benefit from the security, community, and amenities offered by the University.

  • Dining on Campus: All students have access to our full-service dining hall, a grab-and-go shop in Viking Café, and Einstein Bros Bagels in the Bickner Bistro
  • Campus Wireless Network: All living areas are covered by North Park’s WiFi, along with all campus classrooms, offices, Brandel Library, and even some of outdoor spaces
  • Satellite TV: Each residence hall has a satellite TV in the main-level lounge, and public televisions are also available in Viking Café and Bickner Bistro
  • Computers
  • Information Technology 

Library services

The Brandel Library empowers the North Park community for informed contributions to life's essential conversations for God's glory and neighbor's good. 

ICT services

When you arrive at North Park the Information Technology department will provide you with the latest in technological resources. IT offers you support on the campus network, computer difficulties, program tutorial training, and a variety of other topics.

Medical services

With support and direction from Swedish Covenant Hospital, North Park University’s Health Services provides a variety of services for students to improve or maintain their health, obtain appropriate medical care, and make healthy life choices.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Home to North Park athletes of all kinds—casual, club, intramural, and intercollegiate—Helwig Recreation Center offers 68,000 square feet of sports equipment and facilities, along with wellness and fitness programs.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Activities provides North Park students with extra-curricular opportunities that develop leadership skills and values through the lens of faith, intercultural awareness, and social justice. Learn how to get involved through the programs below.

  • American Medical Student Association
  • Art Club
  • Allihopa (Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team)
  • Lost Boys (Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team)
  • Black Student Union
  • East Asian Student Association
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Middle Eastern Student Association
  • Queers & Allies
  • College Republicans
  • North Park College Democrats


Institutional accreditation at North Park University is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Student Reviews

North Park University review
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

North Park University is a private institution located in the north side of beautiful city of Chicago, Its an institution that offers a unique experience due to the level of diversity among students and professors. Its a small university with student capacity of 4000, so that classes are small sizes and that allows one on one relationships between students and professors...

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