National Louis University
Chicago, IL 60603


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 4,515
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

National Louis University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,520 applications and 1,161 students were granted admission. National Louis University is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, National Louis University's tuition was $9,990 for all students regardless of residency (62.7% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of National Louis University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 88% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,987 (which is 13.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at National Louis University in 2016-2017, was 34, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,494 (which is 40.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, National Louis University has enrolled a total of 4,515 students (2,026 students full-time and 2,489 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,515 students, 242 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 21% men and 79% women and 1,459 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,056 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,250 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 42%

Black/African American: 25%

Hispanic: 21%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at National Louis University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 42% 988 125
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 24% 566 92
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 164 24
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 5% 123 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 77
Psychology 2% 40 0
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 19
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 2 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 0% 2
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of National Louis University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of National Louis University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,000. Last year, out of the total 834 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 767 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,465 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,260 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,000 $42,800
Employment Rate 92% 86%
Total Graduates 834 1,465

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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0.2 mile away
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