National Louis University

Chicago, IL, USA
3.23 Average Rating
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association and the National Kindergarten Movement. It was also the first institution in Illinois to offer a teaching degree. NLU is dedicated to providing a diverse university experience which is proven through their partnerships with the Academy for Urban School Leadership and the Illinois Resources Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
100%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,918
Total Number of Undergrads
1,883
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
25%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,319
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,186
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$12,186
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,745
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,110
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,768

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,494
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,837
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$205
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
25%
75%
Student Organizations
9
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Blue
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Washington
Atlanta
Tampa
Milwaukee
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
National Louis seems like a great place to go to school with a beautiful location and architecture. I found the best degree possible and will be getting a double major within two years! My advising counselor is really helpful and kind.
Aqsa from Niles, IL
National Louis has a great Pathways program, students can earn a bachelor's degree at a significantly reduced tuition rate. National Louis University provides each student with a Student Success Coach throughout their program to ensure that they excel. NLU offers many opportunities that students will love taking advantaged of.
Reyna from Wheeling / Rolling Meadows, IL

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