National Louis University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 39 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,384 (1,306 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,599
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I would have to say that my college experience at National Louis University was very positive and rewarding. The instructors were very engaging, knowledgeable of the material and accessible.There was a good mix of students from different age groups and ethnic backgrounds. The networking was excellent between both the students and the faculty. I would definitely recommend National Louis University to any student looking for a quality education in a wonderful urban setting.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The pro is the program is a fast track process to get licensure and certifications in education. The masters is extremely obtainable and the professors are knowledgeable and approachable. Many are involved in the Chicago area professional networks or superintendents of schools. I have enjoyed every one of my classes thus far. Like any college, it is expensive and the classes are not the most convenient for my current schedule. They are all evening and most of my work occurs in the evening. Other than that, I know if I want my life schedule to change, this is the right school and right path for me to take. I will walk away from my experience prepared and ready to be a successful teacher.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The program at NLU is extremely accelerated, so that has encouraged me to get my teaching certificate. Most of the teachers work in the field currently, so their first-hand experience is valuable towards current trends. Also, each student is held responsible for their own education; the committed will truly succeed. The administration really puts the responsibility onto the student when it comes to seeking out observation hours and student teaching; that has been a bit of an obstacle. Also, the classes range from online and split between campuses. This pulls from most students being able to work a full or even part-time job.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. They offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. Best known as a 'teacher of teachers," they are also one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal and professional goals. NLU has campuses in Chicago and suburban Wheeling, Skokie, Lisle and Elgin, Ill., as well as in Milwaukee, Wisc., central Florida, Poland and online.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Master degree counseling program in NLU has both advantages and disadvantages. Among the advantages I want to highlight the faculty team which is really experienced and respectful to personal needs and interests of the students. All the professionals are trying their best to support and guide to success of each single student. Also the program is very interesting, efficient and on the stage of practice and internship is very useful and full of support. Disadvantages mostly related to the other stuff, which is not connected to educational process: financial department, financial aid department - they all are mostly totally unaware of what should be done to support and guide and international student. I didn't receive absolutely any help and even a single suggestion related to financing of education.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: 1) NLU's MBA program is very competitive especially considering the program is conducted via an online forum. 2) The coursework is very applicable to the business world. 3) The University is committed to providing a uniquely valuable educational experience to students. 4) Tuition is affordable. Cons: 1) Although scholarships for graduate students can be scarce, it is wonderful that there are scholarship services to help students seek funding. As a working single mother of a high school senior and a preschooler, any scholarship award would be greatly appreciated.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at NLU is highly reputable and that's a major plus. The professors care about their students and their students success. The career and academic support center is very helpful. I love being able to submit my papers for editing prior to turning them in to my professor. I believe the quality of education here at NLU is excellent. The one and only con I have is the price. It's pretty expensive to attend.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

National Louis has been a competitive education school for years. The programs offered are extremely accessible for any working student. The staff and teachers are easy to reach and helpful with all questions. The courses are quite expensive, roughly $740 a credit hour.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel what I am learning in my graduate program is highly applicable to my chosen career. The classes are geared towards adult professionals who are working while obtaining their degrees, and the professors provide valuable experiences and materials that are immediately useful to us in our daily lives. Class times and locations are convenient, and the workload outside of class is manageable. Assignments are not simply busy work, but focus on creating skills and resources we can use in our careers. The cost of the program, while reasonable compared to some other universities in the area, is still significant. There is little to no financial aid available to graduate students through the university. They also do not always offer classes for the degree programs they claim to offer, which is problematic.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I'm very satisfied with my program at NLU the only con that I came say is that, you have to do a one year internship and this is very hard when you are only providing for your home. Maybe is the school can provide some type of stipend, it would be better.
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