North Park University-Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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82%
of students recommend
(3.6 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 11 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,159 (2,151 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 88% part-time, 12% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,708
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoyed being at this private university, the small classroom scenery was the best.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

North Park University has provided me a solid foundation toward pursuing a career in the post secondary field. The institution is very diverse with many program offerings. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful from admissions to faculty. The Upper Education Administration program is what I expected and I am grateful to have this experience.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros are: online degree option which allows for great flexibility. Great teachers who are challenging and really make sure that as distance students we are fully engaged. Cons are: I wish there was some way to build more community with distance students. This is probably common with all distance programs, but still something that I miss.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2013

I was pursuing a Masters In Management at North Park University and graduated in 2013. It took me 2 and a half years to finish working full time in thier blended program. There were some great aspects and some disa pointing ones. I chose the program becasue it did not have a Test score requirement and also for its blended learning program. The Good; Accessible faculty Decent class room diversity Located in the City of Chicago in a safe neighborhood Fair cost Passionate Instructors many of them are working in the field. The Bad: Workload was too heavy Group projects were not that interesting compared to what I heard about other grad programs Books chosen were not relevant Online system for classes was a pain to navigate I was relearning a lot I had learned in Undergrad. You get what you pay for. The friends I made were great and I have grown my professional network.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Great faculty with significant expertise. They have a strong desire to see students succeed. Cons are the program is not as notable as surrounding institutions. However, the individual attention to students by faculty and staff offsets this negative.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Good program, satisfied with overall support and general direction of learning.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

I am a new part-time student at North Park. The degree was more affordable than most schools I looked at, and they have a scholarship for Americorps members. Upon being accepted, the communication from administrative staff was below average. I had to contact them to make sure I was enrolled. My first professor seems well-organized, the online system for assignments is easily accessible, and expectations are clear.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

The program provides you with a lot of theory for your career as a teacher. It is very rewarding to be taught by such caring professor's. The graduate program in Education is a bit on the expensive side, but for the money they do a good job of placement for student teaching. Mine was in one of the best schools in the state of Illinois.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program in Education has been an overall good experience. There are a lot of courses that seem to be more theory based rather than practice, however I feel that this is across the board in graduate programs geared towards education. There some amazing professors at this school who demonstrate that they truly care about you as a student. Student teaching is a tough experience to get through financially, but again, I believe this is across the board and not particular to NPU. NPU does do a great job for placement for student teaching and have very good schools pulling candidates for positions.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

North Park has several comprehensive and career-forward programs. Graduate degrees require 18 two semester hours. Up to five graduate degree courses may be waived. Dual degrees and second degrees are attainable with a minimum of eight additional courses. I enjoy the flexible scheduling which enables one to make choices how and when to complete their degree. I enjoy the seven week courses with a two week break between quads. Liftime learning is also available at a 50 percent tuition discount for life. I wanted a degree in Finance and Business Administration. North Park does not offer a degree in finance but a certificate. My degree in business administration will prepare me for the next level.
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