National Louis University

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the National Louis tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, National Louis's tuition & fees is $14,244 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $35,064 when a student lives off-campus.

National Louis Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$14,244
Off-campus Room & Board$13,500
Off-campus Expenses$7,320
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$14,319

How Much Does it Cost to Go to National Louis for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $57,734 at National Louis. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $57,726. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $17,498.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$14,319$14,317$4,340
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,395$14,393$4,363
Junior (2025-26)$14,471$14,469$4,386
Senior (2026-27)$14,548$14,546$4,409
4 Years Total$57,734$57,726$17,498
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,395$14,393$4,363
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,471$14,469$4,386
Junior (2026-27)$14,548$14,546$4,409
Senior (2027-28)$14,625$14,623$4,433
4 Years Total$58,040$58,032$17,590
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,471$14,469$4,386
Sophomore (2026-27)$14,548$14,546$4,409
Junior (2027-28)$14,625$14,623$4,433
Senior (2028-29)$14,702$14,700$4,456
4 Years Total$58,347$58,339$17,684
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$14,548$14,546$4,409
Sophomore (2027-28)$14,625$14,623$4,433
Junior (2028-29)$14,702$14,700$4,456
Senior (2029-30)$14,780$14,778$4,480
4 Years Total$58,656$58,648$17,777
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$14,625$14,623$4,433
Sophomore (2028-29)$14,702$14,700$4,456
Junior (2029-30)$14,780$14,778$4,480
Senior (2030-31)$14,858$14,856$4,503
4 Years Total$58,966$58,958$17,871

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, National Louis' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $21,215.
In-StateOut-of-State
National Louis University$14,244
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,513
Public Schools$10,439$13,542
Private Schools$21,215

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between National Louis and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
National Louis UniversityChicago, IL$14,244$12,171
Trinity International University-IllinoisDeerfield, IL$33,898$18,400

Financial Aid and COA

At National Louis University, 3,204 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,925.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at National Louis is $25,139 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 485 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,641 and the average amount of student loans is $5,157.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$35,064
Tuition & Fees$14,244
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,820
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,139
Average Financial Aid$9,925
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,20489%$9,925
Pell Grants2,11659%$4,645
Federal Student Loan1,07030%$7,833
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid48598%-
Grants or Scholarships46193%$9,641
Federal Grants38978%$5,468
Pell Grants38978%$4,605
Other Federal Grants31864%$1,056
State/Local Grants43187%$4,646
Institutional Grants8217%$3,843
Student Loan Aid5812%$5,157
Federal Student Loans5511%$4,439
Other Student Loans41%$13,738

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

National Louis's acceptance rate is 97.04%. A total of 1,518 applicants applied to and 1,473 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 558 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 37.88%.
To apply to National Louis, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,518718$800
Admitted1,473688$785
Enrolled558212$346
Acceptance Rate97.04%95.82%98.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)37.88%30.81%44.08%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

National Louis University has a total of 7,525 students including 3,984 undergraduate and 3,541 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,581 male students and 5,734 female students attending National Louis. The school offers online degree programs and 3,948 students enrolled online exclusively (52.47% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,315 1,5815,734
Undergraduate3,607 9312,676
Graduate3,708 6503,058

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Phone800-443-5522
WEBwww.nl.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered89 Programs
Online Program Offered33 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered48 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate92.05%
Yield28.24%
Student Population7,525
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate61% (Full-time), 34% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties183 (Full-time), 424 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs631 (Full-time), 453 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,403
Average Staff Salary$63,868