National Louis University: Ranking & Review

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National Louis University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate86%81%89%
Enrolled undergraduates518183335
Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,9181,0813,837

2,359 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,484 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

National Louis University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

National Louis University does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$11,736$11,736
Fees for full-time undergraduates$450$450
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$430$430
Tuition for Full-time graduates$10,914$10,914
Fees for full-time graduates$450$450
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$606$606

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services114112226
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies145145
Health Professions and Related Programs363975
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences214263
Public Administration and Social Service Professions342256
Social Sciences2525
English Language and Literature & Letters1212
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs77
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Visual and Performing Arts
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Grand Total4351,065551,555

A total of 435 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at National Louis University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,120 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate50%20%58%
  • Full-time retention rate - 68%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesNLU
MottoSapientia Dignitas Temperanta
Wisdom Dignity Judgement
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsscarlet, gold
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff541
Instructional FTE189
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population2,722,000

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