North Park University

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the North Park tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, North Park's tuition & fees is $34,020 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $47,845 when a student lives on-campus.

North Park Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,020
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$10,125
On-campus Expenses$2,700
Off-campus Room & Board$10,125
Off-campus Expenses$3,200
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$35,018

How Much Does it Cost to Go to North Park for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $146,362 at North Park. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $197,662. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $112,486.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,018$47,843$27,464
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,046$48,871$27,894
Junior (2025-26)$37,104$49,929$28,336
Senior (2026-27)$38,193$51,018$28,792
4 Years Total$146,362$197,662$112,486
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,046$48,871$27,894
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,104$49,929$28,336
Junior (2026-27)$38,193$51,018$28,792
Senior (2027-28)$39,314$52,139$29,260
4 Years Total$150,658$201,958$114,282
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,104$49,929$28,336
Sophomore (2026-27)$38,193$51,018$28,792
Junior (2027-28)$39,314$52,139$29,260
Senior (2028-29)$40,468$53,293$29,743
4 Years Total$155,079$206,379$116,131
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$38,193$51,018$28,792
Sophomore (2027-28)$39,314$52,139$29,260
Junior (2028-29)$40,468$53,293$29,743
Senior (2029-30)$41,656$54,481$30,239
4 Years Total$159,631$210,931$118,033
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$39,314$52,139$29,260
Sophomore (2028-29)$40,468$53,293$29,743
Junior (2029-30)$41,656$54,481$30,239
Senior (2030-31)$42,878$55,703$30,750
4 Years Total$164,316$215,616$119,992

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, North Park' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,215.
North Park University$34,020
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,513
Public Schools$10,439$13,542
Private Schools$21,215

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between North Park and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
North Park UniversityChicago, IL$34,020$14,184
Roberts Wesleyan UniversityRochester, NY$36,124$14,923
Arcadia UniversityGlenside, PA$47,130$27,674
Lakeland UniversityPlymouth, WI$31,786$12,535
DeVry University-MissouriKansas City, MO$15,032$17,552
Antioch University-SeattleSeattle, WA$19,410$19,278
Misericordia UniversityDallas, PA$36,842$38,328
Lake Erie CollegePainesville, OH$35,024$13,536
Naropa UniversityBoulder, CO$34,600$19,778
Cornerstone UniversityGrand Rapids, MI$27,880$14,960
Bethel UniversityMishawaka, IN$32,040$8,930

Financial Aid and COA

At North Park University, 1,784 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,798.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at North Park is $28,047 for students living on-campus and $28,547 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 461 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $22,545 and the average amount of student loans is $6,328.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$47,845
COA (off-campus)$48,345
Tuition & Fees$34,020
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,825
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,325
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,047
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,547
Average Financial Aid$19,798
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,78497%$19,798
Pell Grants81344%$4,853
Federal Student Loan1,09660%$6,688
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid461100%-
Grants or Scholarships461100%$22,545
Federal Grants23050%$5,603
Pell Grants23050%$5,022
Other Federal Grants9721%$1,377
State/Local Grants22449%$5,137
Institutional Grants460100%$17,291
Student Loan Aid25856%$6,328
Federal Student Loans25756%$5,230
Other Student Loans215%$13,739

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

North Park's acceptance rate is 67.14%. A total of 4,053 applicants applied to and 2,721 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 464 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.05%.
To apply to North Park, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Recommendations and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate67.14%61.90%71.52%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.05%16.78%17.25%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordConsidered But Not Required
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

North Park University has a total of 2,660 students including 1,868 undergraduate and 792 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,105 male students and 1,644 female students attending North Park. The school offers online degree programs and 247 students enrolled online exclusively (9.29% of all students).
Total2,749 1,1051,644
Undergraduate1,849 7491,100
Graduate900 356544

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered87 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered23 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate68.01%
Student Population2,660
Graduation Rate55%
Retention Rate71%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties125 (Full-time), 298 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs338 (Full-time), 414 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$70,356
Average Staff Salary$62,121