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Study at National Louis University

National-Louis University was established in 1886 as Miss Harrison's Training School. It became the National College of Education in 1930, and was renamed the National-Louis University in 1990. The university offers a host of bachelor degrees in education, psychology, business, health care, leadership and Counselling. NLU also offers a number of distance learning programs in various Course Topics. The National-Louis University has 3 colleges under it:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Management and Business
  • National College of Education
To accommodate larger numbers of students, the university has campuses in:

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Elgin, Illinois
  • Lisle, Illinois
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Skokie, Illinois
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Washington D. C.
  • Wheeling, Illinois
National-Louis University used to be a part of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, but recently dropped its athletics programs.

Profile of National Louis University

Chicago, IL is home to National Louis University. Chicago is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at National Louis University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching.

National Louis University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

National Louis University has 7, 405 enrolled students . A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at National Louis University are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

National Louis University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching2, 029curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, special ed, reading teaching, early childhood education, educational supervision, . . .
Business and Management512management science, business management, MIS, human resources, accounting, electronic commerce, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts224interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services, English composition, political science, English
Therapy and Counselling213Counselling psychology, psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, child psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Medical administration86health and medical administrative, health care administration
Family and Social Work23social service professions
Computer Science and Engineering6information science
Medical Support and Technology0respiratory care tech, radiation therapist
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: National Louis University

National Louis University

122 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60603

General Phone: (847) 475-1100


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