About National Louis University

Founded in 1886, National Louis University. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,459 full time undergraduate students, and 3,056 full time graduate students.

The National Louis University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 126 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at National Louis University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at National Louis University.

22%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
22%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
56%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
44%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
78%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
22%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
22%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
22%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
56%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
44%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
78%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
22%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    7 Students rated on-campus housing 2.7 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 4.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    8 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    9 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    9 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    9 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    9 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    9 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

National Louis University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of National Louis University?

13 Students rated National Louis University

Jonvieve - 12/30/2022

I felt as if I was being taken advantage of. I went to this school assuming I would be prepared to seek a license. I asked numerous times (in writing), to which I was told by now a former advisor, "oh no, you're fine with the program you're in". My success team had all but moved on to another job or something, I couldn't contact anyone other than my advisor. From start to finish, I expressed my desire to become a therapist but was placed in the general psychology Master's program. I was very excited about going back to school and very enthusiastic about this new journey. I overlooked obvious red flags here. Along the way through, I had a feeling I was missing something. I found out my state requires a degree in counseling, which I asked about changing a few more times and received no reply. I was an online student and was treated as such. My grades were good and ended with a 3.9, I didn't meet or see any of my professors at my graduation as we were rushed down the stage (Class of 2022) so maybe I'm bitter. The fact that a well known repeated plagiarizer graduated with our class should say a lot as well.

Lydia - 07/22/2020

National Louis University is a great university to complete your education. The students, staff and administrators work cohesively. There is a wide array of activities to engage in and the opportunities are limitless. National Louis is like a second family.

Tyler - 04/09/2020

Awesome School

Griselda - 10/13/2019

I am a transfer student at NLU and ever since I started my classes in this school, I become very involved in all the student activities. I enjoy walking into class knowing that my professors are knowledge and understanding in the material they are teaching. I don't regret transferring here at NLU because ever since I walked into those doors, I knew I was in a place where I belonged and always felt welcomed. I would highly recommended students to apply and be part of this school!

National Louis University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at National Louis University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for National Louis University is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Be as academically prepared as possible. Take general classes while researching some career fields to prevent taking unnecssary classes. Be true to yourself, this is not high school there are all kinds of people at college don't pigeon hole yourself to one group of people. Get out and get involved; it helps you meet people and discover what you are about and what you like . Be open to something different than what have previously exposed yourself to. Have fun but don't compromise your values or your true self. Before you do something suggestive ask yourself "will I be okay with this tomorrow?".

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    National Louis Univesity is an excellent school for individuals who are seeking their education under non-tradional circumstances. NLU's classes are sructrured to allow the student to attend classes in an interactive group setting. For the adult learner who works or is raising a family while finishing their education NLU is perfect if you have been out of the classroom for a period of time. The instructors are available for advice and guidance while providing a curiculum that is stimulating and based on real life. It is a supportive environment for the adult , non-traditional and working student.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    National Louis University offered a Bachelor's program in my area that provided a general degree that could be used for many different areas. I really liked the idea of cohorts and that you have the same individuals through out your college experience.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    What I like best about National Louis University was that I had the same classmates through out the cohort. We really got to know one another and provided each other with support. I still talk to some of my classmates now. The Professors were also willing to help when needed and very open minded. We would explore both sides of an arguement as well as the grey areas in-between.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were very mature and opened when it came to group projects. They were also very resourceful due to certains fields of employemtn. I apprecitaed their experiences and responce to certain sistuations that presented themselves while in class. I was fortunate to be in a cohort during my 12 months and we became very close. There are some classmates that I stay in contact with and with share different resoucrs to help our clients.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I believe that my school is best known for producing good teachers and good counselors. They have an excellent teachers program and an excellent counseling program as well. They also have a way with helping you learn how to do research appropriately.

    Read all  1 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those who should not attend would have to be the students who do not really want to go to school, for it is not a cheep school to attened.

    Read all  1 answers
  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That I received a curriculum that was informative and the professors initiated support.

    Read all  1 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Not enough input from the students to allow for flexability as to each persons needs.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

75%

female

25%

male

1,459

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,056

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

100%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

7

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
35%
% Hispanic/Latino
38%
% White or Caucasian
17%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending National Louis University receive some sort of financial aid. 88% were awarded federal grants. While 43% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,846

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,350

Books and Supplies

$15,300

Room and Board

29,496

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,902
$30 - $48K
$13,513
$48 - $75K
$17,648
$75 - $110K
$19,145
$110K & UP
$22,222

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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