National-Louis University

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National Louis University (abbreviated and often referred to as NLU) is a privately owned and operated four-year university whose main campus is located in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to its Chicago campus, NLU has regional campuses through Illinois and in Beloit and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tampa, Florida and Nowy Sacz, Poland. NLU offers both on-campus and online degrees programs for students unable to attend one of the university’s campus locations. NLU was founded in 1886 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and National Kindergarten Movement.

NLU has a total annual enrollment of roughly 6,600 students, most of which (5000) are post-graduate students. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs in a variety of professional and academic fields of study such as business, biology, computer science, education, English, heatlh science, psychology, social sciences and liberal arts, among others. All degrees and awards are provide through one of the university’s three academic colleges, which include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Management and Business, and National College of Education.

National Louis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award undergraduate and graduate degrees.

General Information

Admission Office

122 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

(847) 947-5718

(800) 443-5522

Fax: (847) 465-5730

Contact: Ken Gilson

Director of Admissions & Registrar
Main Address

122 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

(847) 947-5718

Total undergrads: 1,749

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,701

Graduate enrollment: 5,307


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes
br>Regular application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Business Administration/Management B,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Information Sciences/Systems B,C


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health System Administration B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Respiratory Therapy B
Substance Abuse Counseling B,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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