Established by Swedish immigrants of the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1891, North Park University blends a deep tradition in the liberal arts with the Christian faith to create a spirit of innovation dedicated to serving and learning from its surrounding community. Originally located in Minneapolis, the school moved to Chicago's North Park neighborhood only a few years later after it was offered land by the city. North Park's new campus began with the completion of the Old Main building in 1894, which boasts a gorgeous Georgian Revival architectural aesthetic and was once the highest point in Chicago's north side. Over time, North Park shifted from academy, junior college, to a four-year liberal arts college before officially becoming a university in 1997.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment at North Park have access to the school various academic programs in the Undergraduate College, Theological Seminary, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Music, School of Adult Learning and School of Business and Nonprofit Management.
Student living and university living at the school offers students a plethora of campus activities like the Philosophy Club, Business Club, Student Arts Organization, History Society and more. North Park's location in Chicago also allows students to visit the city's various cultural, commercial and educational landmarks like Willis Tower, the Field Museum and Navy Pier.
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