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National Louis is a private graduate school in Chicago, Illinois. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,941 graduate students. Of the 22 graduate programs offered at National Louis University, 9 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at National Louis University are Teaching, Specialized Teaching and Education, and High School Education. 61% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,941
Part-Time Grad Students
1,788
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    55.8%
  • African American
    17.9%
  • Hispanic
    14.3%
  • Unknown
    6.5%
  • Asian
    3.3%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Driven
    67%
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • $25K-$50K
    50%
  • <$25K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • <$50K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.6 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$113,275
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,154
National
$949
Median Home Value
$454,200
National
$184,700
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National Louis University Reviews

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My experience at NLU is going great! They are very responsive and supportive of explaining everything. I would recommend NLU to anyone! Love that it's in Chicago right on Michigan Ave. The professors are also amazing, I'm always on Zoom calls with the professor and she answers any questions that I might have about the class and or homework!
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National Louis is a place for the adult learner. I enjoyed learning and growing.
NLU provides students with a unique and diverse atmosphere for students to learn. For those that are not suitable for traditional learning settings. I am a working single mom and grandma. It is important for me to continue striving to achieve personal and personal goals for the benefit of my family. More importantly, I enjoy discovering new and improved ways to increase personal and professional knowledge. I am also a graduate of National Louis University achieving the undergrad as a student in the ABS program in May 2017. I can honestly say that “the experience has its challenges, but it was a pleasure” beginning and ending with my fellow cohorts. NLU's commitment to higher learning for the working adult is impressive.
Yes, the coursework was very useful and engaging. I'm always on Zoom calls with the professor and she answers any questions that I might have about the class and or homework!