North Park University (NPU)

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North Park University can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 3,200 students enrolled each year at NPU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 970 (25th percentile) - 1180 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to North Park University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the NPU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. NPU has an acceptance rate of 48% with 18% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NPU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for North Park University was reported as 47.6% in Fall 2020 with over 4,440 applications submitted to North Park University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NPU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • NPU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into North Park University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into North Park University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for North Park University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.3%
  • 2017-2018: 53.7%
  • 2018-2019: 46.6%
  • 2019-2020: 47.6%
  • Projected NPU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 50.6%

How Does NPU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for North Park University is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Moody Bible Institute94.4%
Dominican University64.3%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago57.0%
Robert Morris University Illinois63.4%
Roosevelt University67.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NPU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math490 - 590
Total Score970 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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