North Park University-Chicago Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
NP is an oasis inside a major metropolis, which warm, embracing and rich with character. The small classes and personable professors care about their students and they educate the whole person. The universities campus melts away from Chicago and allows you to concentrate and enjoy learning in a diverse group of students.
The university was a great experience. It has small classes and a faculty who cares about the students. The new Johnson center is an amazing place to work and study. The campus is an oasis inside the busy city, which disappears into the past as you walk through the gates of the university.
I loved my experience at North Park, but in hindsight I may have studied something else or even somewhere else (for a specific program) because I didn't end up doing much related to my major. I would have loved to do a more specific program like Set Design or something, which North Park doesn't offer.
I chose North Park University because of the Non profit management degree they offered and a hybrid of classes so I could work and attend classes. In the beginning it was great. I had a couple classes online and one on the campus once a week. This was awesome and gave me the best of both worlds. The instructors come from the industry so they can give you real life examples and feedback of how that industry works. The only downside is despite maintaining a 3.5 GPA, they did not have any financial aid available so that I could complete my degree. The School of Adult Learning offered great support but I still felt like I was not an important part of the university. I didn't feel valued as a student. When a traditional student needs additional assistance to complete their degree, a university can make this available but the same effort is not made to assist adults completing their degree and they should make even more effort. Adult Learning program brings in students of the industry that really add to the discussions and curriculum and more financial aid should be available to retain these valuable students