National Louis University Teaching Programs
Located in Chicago, Illinois, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
National Louis University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
NLU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#27||Most Popular Online Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NLU.
|#19||Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NLU has earned from around the web.
|#10||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#42||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#57||Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
Where Is National Louis University?
Contact details for NLU are given below.
|Address:||122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603|
How Do I Get Into NLU?
You can apply to NLU online at: www.nl.edu/applyonline/
Admission Requirements for NLU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NLU?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.
Can I Afford National Louis University?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NLU, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,955 a year. That adds up to $15,820 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NLU is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
National Louis University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,941 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,047 full-time undergraduates at NLU, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of National Louis University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||433|
|Hispanic or Latino||998|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at National Louis University. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 19 countries are represented at NLU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan.
Online Learning at National Louis University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NLU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NLU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at National Louis University was 17.4%. This is the #665 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NLU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NLU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Curriculum & Instruction||16%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||16%|
|Early Childhood Education||36%|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||42%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NLU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NLU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#42|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
National Louis University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||11||158||5||174|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||57||62||35||154|
|Early Childhood Education||96||0||27||0||123|
|Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas||0||0||66||0||66|
|General Special Education||2||0||63||0||65|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||0||33||4||37|
|Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching||0||0||36||0||36|
|Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision||0||26||0||1||27|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||0||11||0||1||12|
|Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services||0||0||2||0||2|
|Urban Education & Leadership||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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