Chicago, IL
North Park University


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Recent Reviews

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

The most important thing to do during the application process is to visit the schools you are most interested in and if possi...

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

The most important thing to do during the application process is to visit the schools you are most interested in and if possible stay with a current student in their campus housing. This will allow to get a better experience of what it might be like to go to school there. Although it sounds cheesy, what really helped me choose North Park is that I could picture myself here. The people I met on my visits were a lot like my friends at home and the environment is one I felt comfortable in almost immediately. Ask a lot of questions and make sure you get a chance to explore and feel out the campus.

What's unique about your campus?

the setting so close to the city and the size.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

small class size. caring professors. comfortable apartment. good friends.

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

No matter what college you are looking, you will always find what you are expecting. If you expect a party, you will find it....

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

No matter what college you are looking, you will always find what you are expecting. If you expect a party, you will find it. If you expect an academic challenge, you will find it. If you are looking for a social life, a spiritual experience, a place to belong or a place to rebel against, no matter what, you will find it, because it is what you are expecting.

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

I wish I could have known what undergraduate programs have the most funding and are the strongest.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a super conservative Bible College shouldn't come here. There is an amazing Bible studies major and seminary here, but it's a university and should be looked at as such.

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

The administration sucks and is only in for the money; while most of the students are pretty nice and worth sticking around ...

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

The administration sucks and is only in for the money; while most of the students are pretty nice and worth sticking around for.

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

The school is a hypocritical rip off.

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

Don't come to North Park University, find a school that appreciates their student body, and would like to work with them, instead of being simply interested in their money.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

Some think they know everything.

Describe the students at your school.

Some think they know everything.

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

We are close to downtown but not in the middle of it.

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

Chose your school that makes you happy dont listen to what other people want its your education and you life you need to be comfortable in order to succeed.

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

Visit colleges! If you don't have the money to do that, message people on facebook and ask them questions directly about thei...

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

Visit colleges! If you don't have the money to do that, message people on facebook and ask them questions directly about their experiences. Be sure to talk to more than just one person. Everyone has different experiences in college! When talking to the university itself, don't be afraid to ask questions! If someone doesn't seem to answer your question, find someone else who will. Making the most out of the college experience can be difficult, but the best thing to do is surround yourself in the life of the university. Get a job on campus if you need one, join a club that you're interested in, go to many of the social events - even if they seem stupid. The point is to meet people and develop relationships which will be beneficial to not only have a supportive environment, but a start on networking as well. You should have fun, but the most important thing is to learn from every one and everything.

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

IF you transfer in from another college, taking the right classes at the right time is a challenge. The Transfer advisor knows nothing about any required classes for a major.. only for gen eds. If you transfer in, and know what your major is, ask to speak to someone from that field.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The majority of people here are very religious. Many are still down to earth, and focused on success.

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

I suggest a visit to a college or university prior to enrollment. This provides one with the necessary knowledge to form an o...

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

I suggest a visit to a college or university prior to enrollment. This provides one with the necessary knowledge to form an opinion or feeling as the the appropriatness of attending the college or university. If during a visit, a certain place feels right, then one should go there. If one prefers a school in an urban setting, go to a school in an urban setting. To feel the most comfortable at a school, it is important to enjoy the people and one's surroundings.

What's unique about your campus?

I enjoy the people and the community the most. The living situation that I am currently situated at is also the wonderful. The best thing is being able to learn at a higher education level.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Everyone is welcome at North Park University. The only people who I feel wouldn't be eligable to attend are people who aren't serious about getting a higher education.

Ewa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its spiritual emphasis in teaching, small classes and engaging professors.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its spiritual emphasis in teaching, small classes and engaging professors.

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

When I decided to seek further education after finishing my Associate Degree in a small Community College, it was important to me to get involved with a University that would have an excellent line of professors. North Park offered me and option of continuing my education in small group classes, which in result it meant I was getting more desired attention from the professors. The faculty in NPU surpassed my expectations. It was true I was overload with homework at times. At the same time, however, I was learning and I was motivated to learn like never before. One other important aspect in my college education was its ethical and spiritual aspect. Two classes in studying religion gave me an educational, fundamental knowledge about all religions. It helped me to open up to others. It also empowered me to seek the best for myself and be best for others.

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

In order to choose the best university possible first look at the library and other various resources the school has to offer...

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

In order to choose the best university possible first look at the library and other various resources the school has to offer. The size and selection of the university?s library will dictate your next four years of education. The second item to look at is the credentials of the professors in your department. Various questions will help such as; have the professors excelled in his/her field? Have the professors won any outstanding awards? Have the professors written any related books? If yes then buy one and read it. Also with the faculty, ask for a private meeting with one or two of your plausibly new professors. This will show how free and available the staff is. This also shows how dedicated the department is to incoming students, furthering education, and to the student?s personal wellbeing. With these few tips choosing a college that is right for you will be a little easier. Always look for what you want and what you need out of a college experience.

What's unique about your campus?

Chicago was the best thing about my school. Being in the city limits allowed many learning opportunities to engage in the community and make a positive difference as well as explore and be engulfed in the culture of the city.

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

This campus is a small community in the city of Chicago. Inside the campus is quiet, but step across the street, and you have...

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

This campus is a small community in the city of Chicago. Inside the campus is quiet, but step across the street, and you have the noise of the city.

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

Don't just sit in your room. Go out and meet new people. It is much easier for an extravert to fit into any new situation. For the introverts, join clubs, go outside to do your homework when it's nice, and get to know the people in your class. Also, be careful who you become friends with. There are a lot of kids that go crazy because it's the first time they don't have to answer to their parents. Those are the kids that you want to stay away from. In Chicago, they can get you into trouble, a lot of trouble.

What's unique about your campus?

The Professors. They hold this campus together. They care about the students for the most part, and they are passionate about their subject.

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  • 2,123
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $27,210
  • Acceptance rate
  • 94%

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