National-Louis University 1

2014 Quick Stats
122 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (888) 658-8632
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

More Information


U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Universities

More About U.S. News Rankings


National-Louis University is a private institution that was founded in 1886. It has an urban setting. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. National-Louis University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $18,930 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

National Louis University is characterized by excellence, service and scholarship. We remain among the top education schools in the nation. Our award-winning faculty (many having received Golden Apple awards) lead the nation in the "teaching of teachers," and education in the arts and business. The diverse student population served by NLU is a testament to the dedication of the faculty and the mission of the institution, which highlights social justice and serving the traditionally underserved in higher education. Our faculty and alumni grow in scholarship, making NLU a highly demanded institution for student of multiple ranks and disciplines.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1886
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to National-Louis University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 15. The application fee at National-Louis University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 29.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 29.8% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 15

More About Applying

Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 41 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Information not available

More About Academic Life

Student Life

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

More About Student Life

Campus Info & Services

National-Louis University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. National-Louis University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at National-Louis University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at National-Louis University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

More About Campus Info & Services

Paying for School

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $18,930 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

More About Paying for School

* Overview details based on 2012 data

College Rankings

Best National Universities - Narrow your search with the U.S. News rankings of National Universities, schools that offer bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. programs.

More College Rankings & Lists
Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities, Regional Colleges, Best Values, more

U.S. News College Compass - My Fit

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Sign Up Now

Calculating this school's fit to see if it meets your personal preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

College Search

Advanced Search

Students Also Applied To

Now Hiring

Now Hiring Powered by After College



See more jobs »

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Applying to College

Follow U.S. News Education