NLU Description

National-Louis University has a rich tradition of innovative education. Elizabeth Harrison, who revolutionized early childhood education in the United States by teaching kindergarten instructors, founded the school in 1886.

Today, the university remains dedicated to serving the greater good, offering academic programs in Education, Health Care Leadership, and Human Services, in addition to Liberal Arts and Business. The school’s academics include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies.

In particular, National-Louis’ doctoral programs emphasize the school’s commitment to education. Some of the specialized subjects you can study include:

* Disability and Equity in Education
* Adult and Continuing Education
* Community College Leadership
* Curriculum & Social Inquiry
* Educational Leadership
* Educational Psychology/Human Learning & Development
* Reading & Language

This wide array of offerings is part of a comprehensive and progressive approach to teaching. National-Louis seeks to train teachers who develop supportive and mutually beneficial learning communities, and who actively search for solutions to educational problems.

National-Louis University’s main campus is located in Chicago, but it has six satellite campuses scattered throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as one in Nowy S?cz, Poland. The school also offers distance learning for those who can’t attend classes in person.

Quick Facts about National-Louis University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Eagle

Nickname

NLU

Website

www.nl.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$18,930

Out-of-State Tuition

$18,930

Retention Rate

25%

Enrollment

7,015

Year Established

1886

NLU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave National-Louis University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Overall, I think NLU is a great school for someone who wants smaller and more intimate classes. The quarter schedule is great because you never have a chance to become bored of your classes and the 10 weeks go by really fast! Professors are always willing to stay after class and help you and are always easy to reach by e-mail. You never have to deal with grad students who are working for professors, and are actually in direct contact with your actual professors which isn't always a possibility at larger universities.

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NLU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,341
Freshman Class
126
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
7,015

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
33%
Graduate
67%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
5%
Part-Time
95%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
12%
African American
32%
Caucasian
34%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
19%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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