Chicago, IL
North Park University


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Vanessa
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 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.

Tracy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

From my experience at North Park University so far, this school offers many opportunities and resources and has a very well-e...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

From my experience at North Park University so far, this school offers many opportunities and resources and has a very well-educated group of professors, but NPU lacks intentional community and genuine fellowship.

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

Dear Tracy, College is very similar to high school. It’s just a bunch of strangers coming together to learn, to get through it, and, eventually, to get a job. The only difference is that you’re getting higher education that is focused on your major. Of course, there are additional benefits to college, but that’s essentially what it's about. I know you’re stoked to finally spread your wings and fly, but don’t have high expectations about college. Go to school with an open heart to learn what God has in store for you. And while you’re transitioning to this new lifestyle, just remember one main thing: stay true to who you are and stay grounded in your faith. And one more last thought - God’s got your back! Sincerely, College freshmen Tracy P.S. By the way, I should probably warn you... you might get an infectious disease in college if you dorm: being “homesick” (it’s when you miss home). It’s totally normal to get homesick, but don’t get lost in those emotions because you’ll lose track of why you’re there at college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't believe I have the power or ability to say, “This person cannot attend this school because…” The answer to this question isn’t as black and white as it seems. I believe that the decision to attend NPU depends on the persons’ values and the individual themself. The decision doesn’t just come with information about the school beforehand but it also comes with the experience and interaction they will have. That is one of the reasons why many students transfer; they like what they see beforehand but when they’re there, it’s a different experience.

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

Dear Self, Let me just give you a few tips to consider as you enter college life. It is a time of fun, freedom, finding you...

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

Dear Self, Let me just give you a few tips to consider as you enter college life. It is a time of fun, freedom, finding yourself and most important, the start to a successful future. Enjoy yourself, but pick appropriate times for that, such as the weekends and not weekdays the night before a huge exam or when a paper is due. Manage your time well; start early on projects and studying. You'll remember the material better if you start ahead of time, rather than cramming in an all nighter. Make sure to get good sleep and eat healthy. Your mind will be more open and clear for note taking and absorbing information. Be careful with that credit card you have. Spend only what you can cover from your checking account. Its supposed to help build credit and not be there for use when you run out of cash. Choose roommates wisely. All too often best friends who room together stop talking and the friendship is ruined. Trust me, I know all too well. Join organizations and get involved. Its a great way to make new friends and network. Good luck! Your truly, Kristina

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

The paper cut; now we are charged for printing after 200 pages per semester. Nursing students pay a lot as it is and have a lot of things to print. And I wish we had cta/upasses like other schools in the city have, for public transportation

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