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About North Park University

A Rich History

Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park University is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the world. At North Park, excellence implies not only a deep tradition in the liberal arts and Christian faith, but a spirit of reaching out to serve and learn from the dynamic community around us.

The North Park Distinctives


Rooted in the Christian faith, North Park welcomes students from all faith backgrounds and fosters an understanding of all beliefs. Here, you’ll find a dialogue that nurtures spiritual growth and exploration.

Faith at North Park


North Park works to engage the neighborhood and city in ways that enrich the life of the campus and connect us to the diverse people of Chicago. This engagement complements the programs NPU provides in the liberal arts, as well as in areas such as business, health sciences, and education.

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North Park embraces and values all people and celebrates the global cultural tapestry that is reflected on our campus. We work to ensure the success of all our students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.

Office of DIversity and Intercultural Life

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Mission, Vision, Values

Facts at a Glance

President Mary Surridge

Office of The President

Provost Michael Carr

Office of the Provost 

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff Directory

Campus Locations and Facilities

Locations and Facilties

University Marketing & Communications

University Marketing



Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity

Title IX

Title IX



Getting Started With North Park University

Finding your fit at North Park is straightforward, and we’ll be here to help you along the way. Here are the three most important steps.


We admit students on a rolling basis, so it’s never too early (or too late) to start your application.

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Find out if North Park is the right fit for you by coming for an individual visit, joining us for a NPU Preview Day event, or attending one of our many special events throughout the school year.

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Determine Your Cost

Keeping college affordable is as important to us as our expert faculty, vibrant community life, and student success. Use our tools for a basic estimate, including scholarships and financial aid options.

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