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Why Choose NLU?

For 130 years, NLU has been a powerful educational and professional resource for the people of Chicago. We are a people-centered institution dedicated to professions that help others: teaching, managing, counseling and public service. We attract busy, diverse, motivated students who seek fulfilling careers in business, education, health and human services, and social and behavioral sciences. If you are ready to make a career for yourself and a difference in your community, then NLU was made for you.

The NLU Advantage

There are many education options out there, but only one NLU. Here is what we offer:

  • Community – We’re all in this together — classmates, professors, career counselors and alumni. Connect with like-minded peers, build mentor relationships and receive the individualized support to succeed at NLU and beyond.
  • Convenience – NLU students juggle family, work and community obligations. We make it easier to earn your degree with convenient locations, flexible day, evening or weekend classes and 24/7 online learning.
  • Credibility – NLU is recognized and respected nationwide for the expertise and experience of our faculty and the depth of our curriculum. In Chicago, NLU is synonymous with quality, caring and professionalism.
  • Support – NLU faculty and staff truly care about your success, and we have launched programs like Pathways at NLU and the Academic Success Center to provide the resources you need, when you need them.

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Learn how to apply to Chicago’s top school for people-serving professions. Contact us to speak with an admissions counselor and find out why NLU is right for you.


    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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