• National Louis University

    National Louis University



    About Us

    For more than 125 years, National Louis University has offered a progressive and professional education that builds careers and strengthens communities. Our mission is to provide a superior and supportive educational experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more about who we are and what NLU can do for you.

    NLU Facts
    -Founded: 1886
    -Private, non-denominational
    -3 Colleges:
    -National College of Education
    -College of Management and Business
    -College of Arts and Sciences
    -7 Campus locations: Illinois: Downtown Chicago, Elgin, Lisle, North Shore, Wheeling; ---Florida: Tampa; Wisconsin: Milwaukee

    NLU Students
    -Total enrollment (2012): 8,376
    -Graduate: 6,506 (78%)
    -Undergraduate: 1,870 (22%)
    -Female: 78%
    -Part-time: 92%
    -African-American/Hispanic/Asian-Pacific Islander/Native American: 33%
    -Average age: 34 (undergraduate), 36 (graduate)
    -65,000 living alumni

    NLU Academics
    -15 undergraduate/bachelor?s programs
    -29 master?s programs
    -10 postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
    -4 postgraduate Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
    -6 doctoral programs
    -7 online degree programs
    -91 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students

    Points of Pride
    -Alumni of NLU?s National College of Education have earned 60 Golden Apple Awards ? one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state of Illinois ? more than any other school of education.
    -NLU is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings.


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    Rep/Contact Info

    Ms. Laura Beal
    Manager, Partnerships & Outreach
    • Phone: (630) 874-4051
    Ms. Ruth Davis
    Executive Director of Outreach
    • Phone: (888) 658-8632
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