Chicago, IL
North Park University


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Suzette
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the environment of the school. Many clubs reach out to others to participate in their events and try to get more stude...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the environment of the school. Many clubs reach out to others to participate in their events and try to get more student to be involved in said groups. The campus is extremely safe. The teachers are there at our disposal. They encourage to visit them during office ours and are ready to answer any questions the students may have.

Jennifer
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My overall opinion of North Park University is that it is a great learning environment. We have just recently begun our Catal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of North Park University is that it is a great learning environment. We have just recently begun our Catalyst program which allows undergrad students to utilize the city while learning. The city of Chicago has become our classroom. Not only is Chicago our work and play area but the professors are amazing, they teach their subjects with an extreme passion.

Vanessa
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North Park University is a great school if you're looking for a small school with a huge amount of diversity. Everyone is sup...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

North Park University is a great school if you're looking for a small school with a huge amount of diversity. Everyone is supportive and there's a big community feel to North Park. If you're an athlete, a musician, an artist, or just like to do your own thing, North Park is a great school!

Nana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

OUR MISSION The mission of North Park University, as the university of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is to prepare student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

OUR MISSION The mission of North Park University, as the university of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology. This information is found every where but it is something to consider and that is my opinion.

Martin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

North Park University is a very unique and enthusiastic school. I am always excited to learn. The professors are very helpful...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

North Park University is a very unique and enthusiastic school. I am always excited to learn. The professors are very helpful, even if I need to talk to them personally. I feel a strong connection with the students and faculty of this school, and I will surely make them proud for my hard work.

Caleb
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The thing about North Park that I like is that there are really nice facilities that are pretty new. The campus has a pretty ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The thing about North Park that I like is that there are really nice facilities that are pretty new. The campus has a pretty rich history but there is also some professors that are hard to get along with. It really is hit or miss with professors. Its either too hot or too cold around the campus outside. No real in between. You have to pay for the train but I have been hearing we will be able to get some pay pal option within the next semester. Which will save costs of going down town and checking out the sites. We are very close to Wrigley field which makes going down to games for baseball super easy to get too. Many opportunities in the city just really what you are in to as a person.

Katharina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like North Park University a lot because of its diversity and atmosphere. There are students from everywhere in the world b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like North Park University a lot because of its diversity and atmosphere. There are students from everywhere in the world but the campus size and amount of students is small which makes it easy to get in touch with many students. The campus facilities are all with a few exceptions quite modern.

Jocelyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think North Park University is a great diverse school. The friendly faculty and staff work together with their students to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think North Park University is a great diverse school. The friendly faculty and staff work together with their students to improve teaching skills, as well as grades and understanding of the material being taught. They also encourage and help their students learn to think critically. The campus is beautiful as well as small and you're bound to make new friends where ever you go.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

North Park University is best known for, as it's motto describes, being "distinctively Christian, intentionally urban, and pu...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

North Park University is best known for, as it's motto describes, being "distinctively Christian, intentionally urban, and purposefully multicultural". It is a small, caring community of engaged students and teachers who care about each other and strive to positively impact the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My mom didn't really like the school I chose for college. She wanted me to consider more and different options, go somewhere bigger, and find greater opportunities. She didn't think I would like the small, Christian school I had picked and was sure I would transfer by the end of my first year. Being the prideful senior I was, I was eager to be independent and determined to prove her wrong. Unfortunately, the first month of college was a lot different than I expected. It was filled with a lot of tears, loneliness, and frustration; it revealed my greatest weaknesses and displayed my many fears. Though extremely emptying, it was a very humbling experience that I've learned a lot from. If I could go back and give myself advice before entering this wonderfully miserable experience, in order to enhance the lessons I've learned, I would simply tell myself this: Be patient and be honest. Love others and love yourself. Most importantly, rid yourself of the need for control and enjoy the unpredictable. Live in and appreciate the "right now", and always choose joy.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about living in the city, or more specifically Chicago. I wish I had known more about the surrounding area of the campus and the life outside the classroom that accompanies going to North Park.

Joshua
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

North Park University is a smaller campus, and allows for a closer relationship between students and faculty. You are not tr...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

North Park University is a smaller campus, and allows for a closer relationship between students and faculty. You are not treated like just another number attending campus. The Academic Advisor is very helpful. North Park University's Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management touts itself as one of the best schools in its region, if not the nation. Given the list of faculty members, access to Professional Development Workshops, and Annual "bootcamp" for new nonprofit CEOs, I am certain that I've made the right choice!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to believe more in myself and my capabilities. A person's mind is their greatest asset! Given that my parents didn't want to assist my siblings and I with financial aid, I would advise myself to attend college anyway. I probably wouldn't have gotten grants, but there is more aid available to students at that age. As a senior, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I would tell my younger self to pursue an Associates degree in General Studies. And have more faith in myself.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Since NPU is a private college, tuition costs more than a public university.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 2,204
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $23,350
  • Acceptance rate
  • 42%

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