National Louis University Rankings

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In the World#2085 of 14178
In North America#638 of 2629
In the United States#586 of 2528
In Illinois#22 of 100
In Chicago#10 of 38

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Avg. cost to attend
$14,848 /y
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
3,363
Graduates
3,642
Male:Female Ratio
22:78
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nl.edu

National Louis University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate98%98%98%
Applicants2,6651,0641,601
Admissions2,6031,0381,565
Freshmen enrolled full time714273441
Freshmen enrolled part time45936

1,201 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,110 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2243 (32%)
Hispanic2158 (31%)
Black or African American1398 (20%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown756 (11%)
Asian174 (2%)
Two or more races158 (2%)
Nonresident Alien97 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$14,848/year
Average aid awarded
$8,472
Students receiving aid
92%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$14,178
$30-48K$14,403
$48-75K$16,888
$75-110K$21,269
$110K+$22,526

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$13,200$11,646
Tuition in-state$13,200$11,646
Tuition out-of-state$13,200$11,646
Fee in-district$600$450
Fee in-state$600$450
Fee out-of-state$600$450

National Louis University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Curriculum and Instruction1585
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9627
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other115
Elementary Education and Teaching698
Educational Leadership and Administration, General6235
Child Care and Support Services Management4843
Management Science91
Culinary Arts & Chef Training6220
Counseling Psychology78
Hospitality Administration & Management, General66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other66
Special Education and Teaching, General263
Secondary Education and Teaching63
Business Administration and Management, General1241
Psychology, General1523
Reading Teacher Education334
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other36
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching36
Baking and Pastry Arts & Baker & Pastry Chef30
Health & Health Care Administration & Management26
Criminology25
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General22
Social Work19
Business & Commerce, General17
Writing, General14
Management Information Systems, General11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other10
Industrial and Organizational Psychology10
Forensic Psychology9
Mathematics Teacher Education9
Communication, General8
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor8
Human Services, General7
Educational & Instructional Technology6
Community Psychology6
Clinical Psychology6
Public Administration5
Applied Behavior Analysis4
Public Policy Analysis, General4
Disability Studies4
Organizational Leadership21
Social Sciences, General2
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services2
Educational Psychology2
Learning Sciences1
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration1
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision1
Grand Total9260891165
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate22%50%17%
  • Full-time retention rate - 58%
  • Part-time retention rate - 24%

Publications & Citations

Publications
817
Citations
9,247

Publication count by topic

Psychology
211
Sociology
128
Business
102
Political science
86
Computer science
42
Economics
40
Engineering
37
Medicine
35
Mathematics
19
History
13
Geography
10
Art
10
Biology
9
Philosophy
6
Physics
6
Chemistry
2
Environmental science
2
Materials science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy894154
Sociology11671,429
Psychology14375,361
Political science2130139
Art27343
Business3057168
Economics329984
History35401
Physics361591
Computer science3941260
Medicine4026313
Biology4097408
Mathematics424593
Engineering438146
Geography50146
Chemistry61194

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199050
1991110
1992511
1993911
1994613
1995915
1996932
1997637
1998641
1999769
2000562
20011890
20021684
200317122
200425155
200526179
200636251
200728262
200829307
200947362
201066488
201154608
201261604
201324650
201441694
201562735
201654639
201730535
201816376
201921534
202024602

General info

Alternative namesNLU
Founded1886
WikipediaNational Louis University
MottoSapientia Dignitas Temperanta
Wisdom Dignity Judgement
Colorsscarlet, gold
Academic CalendarQuarters
Total FTE staff783
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
United States
City population2,722,000
Phone8004435522

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