National Louis University Overview
Located in Chicago, Illinois, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is National Louis University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at NLU.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from NLU with a bachelor's degree make about $44,600 a year. That's 9% more than those who graduate from other schools.
National Louis University Rankings
NLU landed the #1,568 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. NLU also holds the #57 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that NLU has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for NLU
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||92|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||155|
|Best Colleges for International Students||1,223|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||2,313|
Where Is National Louis University?
Contact details for NLU are given below.
|Address:||122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603|
How Do I Get Into NLU?
You can apply to NLU online at: www.nl.edu/applyonline/
Admission Requirements for NLU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NLU?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.
Can I Afford National Louis University?
Net Price by Income Group for NLU
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NLU, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,955 a year. That adds up to $15,820 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NLU is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
National Louis University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,035 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,250 full-time undergraduates at NLU, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of National Louis University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||327|
|Hispanic or Latino||693|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at National Louis University. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 19 countries are represented at NLU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan.
Online Learning at National Louis University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NLU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NLU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at National Louis University was 17.4%. This is the #989 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NLU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NLU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NLU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NLU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
National Louis University Majors
In 2017-2018, National Louis University awarded 1,400 undergraduate degrees and 1,952 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By TonyTheTiger under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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