National Louis University

Chicago IL 60603
United States



In late nineteenth century Chicago, two extraordinary women with vision, national_louis_university1.jpga passion for education and a determination to make a difference in the lives of our children laid the foundation for what is today National-Louis University (NLU).

Urban education pioneer and community activist Elizabeth Harrison, together with Edna Dean Baker, created a modern university-one with deep roots in Chicago and a reputation that today extends far beyond the borders of the city it calls home.

NLU is a university committed to innovation and best practices in urban teaching and graduate education. A university that excels in creating learning communities where adult students thrive. A university with a history of access to higher education for first-generation and minority students who go on to make a difference at their jobs and in their communities. A university proud to call Chicago home.national_louis_university2.jpg

About NLU:

  • Private, non-profit, non-denominational
  • History of progressive, student-centered education
  • Colleges: 3
    • National College of Education
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Management and Business
  • National Rankings: NLU ranks 7th: number of master's degrees awarded in education (National Center for Education Statistics)
  • Regional Rankings: 2008 U.S. News and World Report
    • NLU ranks 3rd for small class size.
    • Percent of NLU classes with fewer than 20 students: 91%
  • State Rankings: NLU ranks 1st:number of graduate degrees in education conferred (IPEDS: Three-year period from 2003-2005)
  • Golden Apple Award winners: 34. The Golden Apple Foundation honors Chicago-area classroom teachers each year with the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

We invite you to explore NLU to find national_louis_university3.jpgout how we may help you attain your career goals.


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