Chicago, IL
North Park University


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Recent Reviews

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

Dig real deep into the different choices so that you make sure that you find the right school that fits you.

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

Dig real deep into the different choices so that you make sure that you find the right school that fits you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person looking for a party school

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

Albeit a Covenant-affiliated school, North Park is challenging, exciting, diverse, musically gifted, located in a perfect par...

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

Albeit a Covenant-affiliated school, North Park is challenging, exciting, diverse, musically gifted, located in a perfect part of Chicago that allows students to experience college without feeling pressured to be religiously active on campus.

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

Encourage your child with pursuing a college that best meets their needs. Anticipate that their major will change, probably a few times, and that they're not going to know what they want to do with their life. Find a school that best prepares them for life; one that makes them a well-rounded individual that is talented in many areas. Push them to choose a school outside of their comfort zones, but one that you can see your child flourishing in. Most importantly, tell them you're proud of them and that you support them with whatever their decision is, and be HONEST in saying that and let your actions reflect that, too. Although they're moving away, they still need you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who is extraordinarily liberal and does not have any kind of belief in the Christian faith, and/or someone who is just in college to get a degree, not actually gain something from their experience at North Park.

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

In finding the right college for your son, daughter, or yourself think about what is most comfortable for you. Ask yourself t...

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

In finding the right college for your son, daughter, or yourself think about what is most comfortable for you. Ask yourself the questions: Would you be comfortable living closer to home? Would you rather live on a large campus or smaller campus? Do you like to drink alcohol and party? Do you want to go to a private or public college or university? Do you feel like you are in a safe environment? Also think about ways you can ease your comfort level at school. Join a club or extra curricular activity. Doing research on schools will benefit you in many ways. One thing that will really give you a better idea of what you want in a college is to do an overnight visit with a student on campus. I know many campuses have students that offer overnight stays in their room, so take advantage of that! Visit as many schools as you can and imagine yourself being there!

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

I think the worst thing about my school is how strict the rules are here. There is the one rule that I hate the most: No boys allowed in your room after a certain time. I feel like I am treated like a child when they tell me that my long-term boyfriend cannot stay in my room or cannot come into my room because it is too early. I am an adult and I know how to take care of myself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think there is a type of person that shouldn't attend this school. North Park University is a very diverse, welcoming community. I feel that there are all different types of people here and no one is judged based on gender, ethnicity, disabilities, etc.

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

The only way to know for sure what college is best for certain person is to research them and visit them. One never really kn...

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

The only way to know for sure what college is best for certain person is to research them and visit them. One never really knows what college will be like until they arrive there but "doing your homework" on the colleges that interests you helps. Try to figure out what environment you would like to be around, understand how diverse the campus is and if that?s for you or not. Most importantly, one should go to a college that has a variety of majors and minors. One never knows if they will actually like the major they start of with. If one goes to a college that does not have variety and one decided they wanted to change and the college doesn't have it, one would have to transfer and that not only means you have to start over socially but that also means one would have to transfer grades and every school makes that as hard as they can.

What's unique about your campus?

The thing that i love most about North Park University is that they are a small campus with proffessers that actually care. The classes sizes are not big by an means, which helps everyone. The campus is located right outside of downtown Chicago but not too close. We can come and go as we please. Students here are very helpful as well as the teachers.

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

I did a lot of reasure before i applied to North Park, there wasn't any suprizes when I moved here. It was, however, hard to adjust to the big city life.

Abigail
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Nursing and Education programs are well known. It's also known in its connection with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Nursing and Education programs are well known. It's also known in its connection with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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

Try to choose a place where you will be comfortable but also challenged. Go somewhere that's different from home. Forget about where anyone else wants you to go, or where you think has the best reputation. Don't pick a school based on prestige or family tradition or where your high school friends went. Consider where your comfortable and what you want to experience. I am from a small town, so I wanted to experience the city, but not feel lost on campus, so I chose a small school in Chicago, where I can have both community and city. Go somewhere that fits you and the life you want to have. Choose a school where you expect to thrive.

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

I think I had a realistic understanding of North Park before I came.

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

I would say that it helps to not waste the time or money visiting the college. Just jumping into it is more fun as well as it...

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

I would say that it helps to not waste the time or money visiting the college. Just jumping into it is more fun as well as it helps with the students ability to quickly adjust to new and unfamiliar situations.

What's unique about your campus?

The Gospel Choir is great because its a place to grow in community and praise the lord like it should be done! It gives me a sense of blelonging and gives me a fun extra carricular activity to attend. I also like the campus. Its inner city but has lots of wild life you wouldnt expect.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is a somewhat liberal christian that doesnt mind the usually college characteristics and also someone that can be social and work in smaller groups.

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

Know what you are looking for in a college when you start the process. Do you want a party school? An academic school? One wi...

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

Know what you are looking for in a college when you start the process. Do you want a party school? An academic school? One with small classes or well-known professors? Do you want to live in a city or in the country? Do you want a school with fraternities and sororities? Are sports important to you? When you visit a school, make sure you make the most of your meeting with a counselor. Don't forget to ask about financial aid and availability of jobs on campus. As to making the most of your college experience: Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. Find some study buddies; eat with different people; join some intramural teams. Utilize the gym and the library's resources. For some spending money, see if you can snag an on campus job or even one off campus. Explore your surroundings - with friends of course! And of course, most importantly, go to class and LEARN!

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

Our food is not that great yet it is pretty pricey. ARAMARK is our provider and I would consider it to be the worst part of our school! We need to get a new program in with more food choices and more flexible dining hours.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I'm frustrated by the fact that my school is a Christian school yet so many of our professors and even more students are quite liberal. I think our chapel should be more conservative, fitting in more with the church it is affiliated with.

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

Students and parents looking for colleges should visit the campus to see first hand what that school is really like. Keep in ...

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

Students and parents looking for colleges should visit the campus to see first hand what that school is really like. Keep in mind that the student will be the one attending and/or living at the school and if the student does not feel comfortable there then he/she should consider other options aside from what the parents would desire. The campus environment will play a large factor when determining whether or not to attend that college. The following are important deciding factors and is what parents and students should consider for choosing a college: food availability and meal plans, on or off campus housing, intentionality of professors, resources available for students, and the surrounding environment. The college should be in a location that will benefit the student for school related activities, venturing off campus, and somewhere that the student will be able to make an easy adjustment to the area. The student should look into the social atmosphere. New college students struggle with being away from home for the first time. Look ahead to what type of social settings the student will need to be supported emotionally, spiritually and physically.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one looking for the "big city" experience but wants a quality education with the small town feel.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a social experience such as, parties.

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

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