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About the Undergraduate College



About Undergraduate Studies at National Louis University

At National Louis University (NLU), nontraditional is our tradition—from our revolutionary inception to our innovative undergraduate college. For generations, that’s how we’ve enabled students to write their personal and professional success stories. 

At the undergraduate level, NLU serves over 2,000 first-time college students and transfer students of all ages.

Our undergraduate college offers a uniquely affordable, rigorous, supportive, and professionally-focused education to students across a variety of major options, including business, education, computer science and information systems, and social and behavioral sciences.

Our commitment is to provide equity of access to higher education for students of all backgrounds, and to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed as professionals and engaged citizens. We empower our graduates to achieve positive outcomes for themselves, their families, and communities. In 2019, College Factual rated NLU in the top 5% of schools in the nation for serving non-traditional students. 

 

NLU’s innovative student-focused approach to undergraduate education has several distinctive features:

  • Affordable tuition—among the best values in our region for pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • A personalized instructional approach with small classes and an active, technology-enabled classroom model. You get to know your professors, apply what you learn in a hands-on environment, and never get lost in the crowd.
  • Flexible course schedule options tailored to student needs—with day-time, evening, weekend, campus-based, community-based, and online offerings.
  • Success/career coaches provide one-stop personal, academic, and career guidance. NLU also provides comprehensive wrap-around services such as counseling and a food pantry on-campus.
  • Career preparation embedded across the academic experience, including a career-readiness curriculum and access to employer partners and work-based learning.


NLU’s goal is that students graduate on-time, with minimal debt, and with the knowledge and skills to succeed as professionals and engaged citizens in the 21st century.

 

NLU's innovative approach to education includes the Pathways program, which evolved into our undergraduate college. Read more about Pathways' history here:

 

Learn more about Vice President and Dean Aarti Dhupelia.

 

Join the National Louis University community by applying today.

 

 

 

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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