National Louis University

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four colleges: the National College of Education, the College of Professional Studies and Advancement, the Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management and the  Undergraduate College.

Top reasons to study here

  • Best known as a 'teacher of teachers," we are also one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve the
  • As one of the nation's most innovative institutions of higher education, NLU prepares leaders — predominantly adult learners — to address tomorrow's challen
  • NLU is committed to positioning and maintaining its facilities in convenient, safe locations and creating policies and safety procedures to ensure that the poss



National Louis University was founded on the principle that a quality education can transform lives, careers and communities. In 1886, National Louis University began as a radical idea for its time: a college to train women as kindergarten teachers. Our visionary founder, Elizabeth Harrison, believed that the future prosperity of a community began with the education of its youngest children. 


Student services

National Louis University is a “you” university. Everything that we do is centered on your success. We have academic advisors to help you choose the classes you need to graduate on time.

Housing services

National Louis provides a campus housing option steps from the Michigan Avenue campus at the Infinite.  Located two blocks from ‌ campus, the Infinite offers residents a unique living experience in a high-rise building located in the heart of Chicago – steps from the best the city has to offer – from summer festivals and year-round entertainment to great restaurants and shopping, and located close to many forms of public transportation to get around the city with ease. ‌‌

Millenium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and other cultural centers are within a few blocks of NLU campus housing, providing the perfect balance of recreation and enrichment. With all of the amenities students expect from high-end living, the Infinite provides a stylish interior providing a comfortable, secure setting so you can focus on what is most important- your academic goals.

ICT services

Computer Labs

LITS supports both PC- and Mac-based computer labs for student, faculty and staff use. To use the NLU computer labs, you must have a valid NLU ID.

Medical services

Being well means taking care of your whole person: body, mind and spirit. Services and resources NLU offers to help students get healthy and stay well: 

  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Student Life

Student clubs

  • Basketball Club

The intent of the NLU Basketball club is to provide a forum for networking and encourage positive wellness.

  • Black Student Union

The Black Student Union serves and encourages communal and socio-political awareness of Black/African american history, intolerances and culture on campus, while  encouraging unity, student success, and continuation in Academia. BSU strivesto create and bring postive social change through community organization and commitment to justice, self, peers, community learning and environment.

  • National Louis University Economics Association

The National Louis University Economics Association serves as a forum for all students interseted in economics. Its activities will include regular meetings, student led lectures, seminars, dicussions with professional economist, a competition and publishing a quarterly journal.

  • National Louis University Student Veterans of America Chapter (NLU SVA)

The National Louis University Student Veterans of America Chapter (NLU SVA) develops military-connected students into influential leaders in their chosen career fields by providing support services focused on academic advancement, civic engagement, career progression and leadership development. During their time enrolled and upon graduation, the NLU SVA connects our members to a strong network of individuals and institutions with a vested interest in their success.

  • Sigma Beta Theta Co-ed Multicultural Fraternity 
  • SPO- School of Psychology Organization

The purpose of SPO is to establish communication, connection, and support between school psychology student, NLU faculty, alumni, and the university as a whole. SPO's mission to is to advocate for our student, create program awareness, establish a community with the university, create relationships and mentorships between cohorts, and create opportunities for community service, fundraising, and networking.

  • Student Engagement Club - Wheeling Campus

The purpose of this club is to provide opportunities for students to participate in community service, organize social events and contribute to students feeling connected to campus.

  • Social Justice Club

The Social Justice Club at NLU exists to unite and mobilize committed student advocate of Justice, Racial Equality, and Civil Rights.


Assessment and Accreditation manages regional accreditation efforts with the Higher Learning Commission, state licensing and approval, and facilitates compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. Regional accreditation is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act in order for NLU to offer federal financial aid to students. All federal grant money is tied to Title IV compliance, making federal compliance important for NLU.

These processes and approvals are managed by the Director and Executive Director to provide guidance on matters of academic quality and continuous improvement for the university. Please see respective subpages of the site to learn more about our accreditation-related efforts at NLU.

Colleges have programmatic and specialized and approvals

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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