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Undergraduate College Fast Facts

Fast Facts About Undergraduate Studies at National Louis University

Our Undergraduate Population

  • In 2018-19, we served 3,076 undergraduates:
    • 38% full-time, day-time students
    • 30% evenings/weekend and transfer students
    • 32% fully-online students
  • Our diverse and thriving undergraduate students are:
    • 69% Pell eligible
    • 68% First-generation college goers
    • 44% Hispanic and 26% African American



  • Our metropolitan location offers thousands of students access to wide-ranging career opportunities that can serve as a platform for future success.
  • Undergraduate coursework is offered at our downtown Chicago and suburban campuses as well as online.


Recent Recognition

  • In 2019, Money Magazine rated NLU in the top 11% best colleges for your money
  • Top 10 colleges whose graduates say they make the world a better place - Money Magazine
  • Top 3% of colleges nationally for non-traditional students, and #2 in Illinois - College Factual
  • Leading national university in diversity, including recognition as Hispanic Serving Institution by US Department of Education
  • US Government Recognition—Patriot Award and military-friendly
  • Eduventures 2018 innovation award winner
  • Online Learning Consortium 2017 digital learning innovation award winner
  • 70+ Golden Apple winners—more than any other school of education in Illinois
  • Education program graduates:
    • in 40% of Illinois schools, 75% of CPS schools
    • Impacting 60,000 students/year
    • 90% teacher licensure exam rate


Community Partnerships

  • Building Owners Management Association (BOMA)
  • Center for New Horizons
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Wheeling Park District
  • Braven
  • College Possible
  • Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
  • EdAssist
  • El Valor
  • Embarc
  • Illinois School District 214
  • iMentor
  • Intrinsic Schools
  • Lisle Chamber of Commerce
  • Network for College Success at the University of Chicago
  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • OneGoal
  • Partnership for College Completion
  • Shining Star
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Thrive Chicago
  • Umoja
  • United Airlines
  • YWCA



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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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