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North Park University

North Park University is a Christian, liberal arts university (Evangelical Covenant Church). The University is known through its graduates who are equipped in their respective careers to advance the vitality of the world’s people and their cities, prepared to cross cultures, and formed in Christian community for leadership and service in the church and the world.

Enrollment is more than 3,000

Baseball - when I met Coach Luke Johnson years ago, he took over a team that won just one game the previous year to a team that now has a chance to compete for a spot in the college world series year in and year out.

Nickname - Vikings

Level - NCAA D3

Conference - College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)

2017 Record - 15-25 (8-16)

Head Coach - Luke Johnson

E-Mail -

Phone - (773) 244-5675

The baseball facility is right on the edge of campus and is all turf with clubhouse and locker room over looking the field behind center field. Their indoor facility (Helwig Athletic Center) has everything needed to continue to get better through the cold winter months of Chicago. Huge facility to throw in, take ground balls, hit and team defense. The facility also has the weight room, training room as well as anything else that a student-athlete needs to continue their development.

We have some good Facebook Live posts at North Park - go to to check them out and even more

Facts at a Glance


There is no racial or ethnic majority in the school’s undergraduate population. No group of students, including Caucasian, reaches above 50%. 41% of traditional undergraduates identify as students of color.

Religious Background

North Park is home to students from a variety of faith backgrounds.

  • Evangelical Covenant Church: 12%

  • Other Protestant denominations: 30%

  • Catholic: 24%

  • Other or no faith tradition reported: 25%

  • Orthodox: 3%

  • Muslim: 2%

  • Jewish: 1%

  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

  • 17 students in an average undergraduate course

  • Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 84%

  • Most popular majors: Nursing, Business/Economics, Biology, Exercise Science

  • 88% of graduates had a job related to their field or intend to pursue graduate school upon graduation**

Student Life
  • 294 dorm rooms on campus

  • 162 additional Chicago-style apartments available as on-campus housing

  • 13,970 community members served by student volunteers annually

  • 12 students in the spring 2016 Chicago Intensive program pilot, serving approximately 2,400 service hours

Traditional Undergraduate Students
  • 62% female and 38% male

  • 55% commuter and 45% on-campus students

  • 70% from Illinois, 26% from other states, 4% international

  • 41 states and 28 countries represented

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