National Louis University

Chicago, IL

National Louis University says, "Consistent with the University mission, the general education core provides the foundation to develop the breadth of knowledge, intellectual understandings and skills that NLU graduates will demonstrate. A coherent general education core is fundamental to further, in-depth study and serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning. The core enables students to acquire critical inquiry skills and to recognize the interrelationships of areas of study. Analytical skills, information technology literacy, and ethics, values and respect for human diversity are infused throughout the core." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,459
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:7%
  • Tuition & Fees:$10,380 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students can be exempted from the "Communications" requirement on the basis of a university-administered examination.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    National Louis University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/31/2017


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