Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the U.S.A., is home to attractions of every sort: from music to comedy to museums. For those who prefer a less lively scene, Chicago also offers over 26 miles of beautiful lakefront, boat cruises, hiking trails, and spacious public gardens. NLU is less than a 30 minutes commute by car or public transportation from O’HareInternational Airport as well as Midway InternationalAirport.
Students are provided a U-Pass which provided all NLU students unlimited transportation rides on the Chicago Transit Authority’s bus and train system. CTA operates 24 hours each day and on an average weekday provides 1.7 million rides on buses and trains. It has approximately 1,800 buses that operate over 140 routes traveling along 2,230 miles (3,590 km) and 450 train cars operate over eight routes and 222 miles (357 km) of track. Its trains provide about 750,000 customer trips each weekday and serve 145 stations in Chicago and seven suburbs. NLU is located in the heart of downtown Chicago with CTA bus stops and train stops located directly outside of its front door.
Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, one of the world’s most vibrant cities for business, hospitality, and culinary arts. Students often organize outings to amusement parks, museums, pro sporting events, and theater production. These activities are opportunities to cultivate new friendships, strengthen ties to the community, and build professional networks.
Students also explore, play, and discover outside the classroom with friends from around the globe. Knowledge and experience in a city like Chicago not only mistakes for a well-rounded student, it creates a more desirable career candidate. Graduates are often inspired by these global relationships to use their degrees to impact different communities in different ways, whether introducing a new business strategy, or traveling abroad to use what they’ve learned in exciting, unexpected ways.
Our students represent nearly 60 countries, bringing a global perspective to every classroom. During their Optional Practical Training (OPT)period, international students have the option to stay and work in the United States for an additional 12 months after each degree earned. Improving the World. Time Money Magazine list NLU as among the “Top 10 Universities Whose Graduate Make the World aBetter Place.” Return on investment. With mid-career graduates earning an averaging $71,300 a year, NLU was named a top ”value added” university by Brookings Instruction .
NLU is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago on Michigan Ave with student housing located just two blocks south of the main campus. As the homeof the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the shopping on the Magnificent Mile, it is a street well known to Chicago natives as well as tourists to the city. It includes all of the HistoricMichigan Boulevard District and most of the Michigan–Wacker Historic District, including the scenic urban space anchored by the Michigan Avenue Bridge.
When you start your college experience at the Undergraduate College at National Louis University, the first two years are based on a standardized general education curriculum designed to create a framework of collaborative,project-based learning. The learning experience is customized for you and allows you to choose between three paths for your first two years: general studies, education, or business. These paths will enable you to earn your bachelor’s degrees in any of our undergraduate programs housed in the Undergraduate College. Our convenient full-time schedules will enable you to work if you choose to do so, and our success coaches will be with you every step of the way to guide you to the end goal; the achievement of your bachelor's degree and the launch of your new career!
The Undergraduate College at NLU has 13 different majors in business, education, health, and human services, and all majors have minors and concentrations that you can choose from to specialize in your degree plan. Business programs housed in the Undergraduate College carry programmatic accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
The Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University is the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in these fields. We combine a strong academic foundation with transformative practical experience, so our students are ready to hit the ground running when they embark on their chosen careers. The culinary arts and baking and pastry associate programs are accredited by the AmericanCulinary Federation Education Foundationaccreditation commission.
Kendall College offers a two-year degree, Associate of Applied Science, in two majors, Baking & Pastry and Culinary Arts. Additionally, Kendall College offers a four-year degree, Bachelor ofArts, in two majors, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Programs in Culinary Arts and Baking &Pastry carry programmatic accreditation by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
The National College of Education (NCE) at National Louis University is the larger and older of the four colleges that form National Louis University. For more than 135 years, we have been a pioneering and innovative force in early childhood through secondary education, educational psychology, administrative leadership, and education reform. Our programs prepare educators to make a difference in schools and in the lives of students.
Since1886, NLU has trained thousands of teachers and administrators and continues to graduate the majority of winners honored by Illinois’ two Golden Apple Foundations with one of the most prestigious teaching and leadership honors in the state. Our graduate programs are designed for people who want to start or advance their careers in education.
The National College of Education houses over 20majors at the graduate and doctoral levels with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees for those looking to become credentialed educators, Master of Education degrees for educators who are looking to advance their skill set, as well as Education Specialist and Doctor of Education degrees for those looking to become advanced practitioners in education. Programs offered by the National College of Education carry programmatic accreditation by the National Council or Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at National Louis University offers holistic professional preparation and contemporary academic experience in the areas of Behavioral Science, Counseling, Counselor Education, and Psychology. It also features Illinois (ISPP) and Florida (FSPP) Schools of Professional Psychology which aims to prepare graduates to engage the world as health service psychologists.
The College of Phycology and Behavioral Sciences offers nine majors and degree levels in Master of Science, Master of Arts, Doctor of Psychology, and Doctor of education. CPBS counseling programs carry programmatic accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The School of Business at National Louis University was designed to help you launch your business career, or take it to the next level. Whether you're just starting out in your career, seeking to change professions, or want to take your business savvy to the next level with a master's degree, the School of Business can help you achieve your goals.
The School of Business offers nine graduate and doctoral degrees in business administration, health services management, human and social services, public administration, and much more! Business programs housed in the School of Business carry programmatic accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Submit application elements. Each program of study at NLU requires different documents such as a resume, or letters of reference. Once you have completed your online application, your dedicated NLU International Enrollment Specialist will provide you with an application checklist for your program of study.
NLU requires official transcripts from all institutions attended. In order to be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution or arrive via official e-transcripts.
本科申请者要求：总分6.0，单项成绩不低于5.5分 Undergraduate Requirement: 6.0 overall, no sub-score lower than 5.5
研究生申请者要求：总分6.5，单项成绩不低于6.0分 Graduate Requirement: 6.5 overall, no sub-score lower than 6.0
托福iBT TOEFL iBT
本科申请者要求：总分72分 Undergraduate Requirement: 72 total score
研究生申请者要求：总分80分 Graduate Requirement: 80 total score
The following applicants may qualify for an exemption to the English Proficiency requirement:
Completion of a high school degree (for undergraduate admission), or a bachelor’s degree (for graduate admission) at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
Students who have completed an ESL program that is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), or any of the six regional accrediting bodies for higher education institutions in the US within the past three calendar years may also be considered to have met the English proficiency requirements.
At NLU, we believe that higher education is too expensive, which is why we’ve recently reduced tuition, making our degree programs more affordable. As a private university, we have one of the most affordable undergraduate and graduate tuition rates in the United States with NLU being on average 50% less expensive than the national average. Graduate students have the opportunity to apply for our Graduate Assistantship Program, where they can work and study on campus at the same time.
NLU undergraduate programs are delivered on a quarter hour basis with a two year associates degree requiring 90 credit hours to complete and a four-year bachelor’s degree requiring 180 quarter hours to complete. Graduate and Doctoral programs are delivered on a semester hour basis and can range from 24 to 64 credits hours to complete depending on the program. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student, NLU has four terms per year with each term being 10 weeks in length.
NLU International Fresh Start Scholarship
National Louis University International Opportunity Scholarship
Kendall College at NLU International Opportunity Scholarship
Direct to Success (Transfer Student) Scholarship
The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship at National Louis University
The Office of Student Experience is committed to your success in and out of the classroom. That means supporting opportunities for personal & professional development, leadership, networking, and community building on campus, and in the surrounding communities. With over 30 different student organizations, you will never have a hard time finding something new and fun to do.
The Office of International Student & Scholar Services provides guidance for international students during the visa interview process, pre-departure information, orientations, on-campus, internship, and post-graduate employment, health insurance, acclimating to life in the U.S., and provides social and educational programming. Additionally, ISSS holds monthly on campus and off campus events via the International Club.
National Louis provides a campus housing option just steps from the Michigan Avenue campus. Located four blocks from campus, the University Center 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. Millennium 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 University Center provides a stylish interior providing a comfortable, secure setting so you can focus on what is most important- your academic goals.
住宿楼设施及室内家具 Building features and furniture
免费的有线电视 FREE Cable
免费的高速无线网络 FREE Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
社区活动 Community Events
宿舍管理 On-Site Management
7*24小时的出入安保设施 24/7 Secure Building Access
健身中心 Fitness Center
自行车存放处 Bicycle Storage
保洁服务（收费） Cleaning Service (charges apply)
星巴克咖啡店（楼内） Starbucks Coffee shop located within the building
宿舍餐厅（套餐制） Sofa, Lounge Chair, and Coffee Table
商务中心和/或计算机实验室 Business Center and/or Computer Lab
沙发、躺椅、茶几 Kitchen Table and Chairs
餐桌餐椅 Kitchen Table and Chairs
卧室配有门锁 Bedroom keyed entry for privacy
桌椅 Desk and Chair
衣柜（带定制隔板） Closets with custom inserts
全尺寸冰箱 Full-Size Refrigerator
单独控制的空调开关 Individual HVAC Controls
Housing Cost Per Term
学年制租住合同 Offering Academic Year Contracts
押金：250美元（不予退还） Non-refundable Deposit: $250
*半私人套房：每学期5166美元 Semi private suite: $5,166 per term
*四人间套房：每学期4166美元 Quad private suite: $4,166 per term
*单人间/合租公寓：每学期5417美元 Single bedroom/shared apt: $5,417 per term
*单人间/合租公寓：每学期4312美元 Single bedroom/shared apt: $4,312 per term
The University Security Council is charged with the regular review of and adjustment to all policies and practices related to public safety and security at National Louis University. Every September, under the provisions of Title II of the Campus Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990, National Louis publishes and distributes information on campus security policies and procedures and campus crime statistics in the Annual Safety Report.
Kendall College at National Louis University is a world class culinary arts and hospitality management school. It is home to the Dining Room at Kendall College, a student run fine dining restaurant open to the public for lunch and dinner. Additionally, Kendall College at NLU is home to the Café at Kendall College which is utilized as a teaching kitchen for Kendall College students. The Café at Kendall College serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to NLU students, faculty and staff. All students at NLU are eligible to participate in the Café meal plan at no cost. Alternatively, NLU’s student housing building, the University Center, has a full service cafeteria and students residing at the University Center can participate in a for fee meal plan.
“I selected Kendall College at NLU, because it is one of the most respected culinary schools in the United States. Also, it is located in downtown Chicago, near Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile. I appreciate the tutoring for culinary students. Culinary students can spend hours practicing knife skills or learning how to make different kinds of Mother sauces. The chef instructors at Kendall are really open and willing to help students anytime. It is a great place to start your culinary career!”
Arjun came to Kendall College at NLU with a bachelor’s degree already, along with some professional experience working in bars and restaurants. However, Arjun realized he needed to continue building his culinary skills to fully realize his goal of becoming a professional chef. “I chose Kendall College at NLU because of its curriculum and practical classes. Also, the University has a recognizable brand name, which will help me in my future career [...] I especially wanted to learn in Chicago because of its food culture. People here are always trying new cuisines, which can give me great exposure during my studies. I received a 25% International Student Scholarship (25% of total tuition). The scholarship has been really helpful to me as an international student because you have so many additional expenses when you move out from your country to go to school.”
As far as advice that he’d give other international students at NLU, Arjun encourages them to make the most of their time in college. “This time will not come again, so enjoy it to the fullest, but also manage your time for studies. NLU is a place that can help you make your life.”
Rebeca Narro Perez
From Mexico; BA Culinary Arts
Rebeca Narro Perez利用NLU与墨西哥瓦莱大学（Universidad del Valle de México）的合作办学项目，到我校肯代尔学院（Kendall College）就读，并获得了烹饪艺术学士学位。
Rebeca Narro Perez is one student who took advantage of NLU’s partnership with Universidad del Valle de México to attend Kendall College at NLU to earn her B.A. in Culinary Arts.
Rebeca earned a scholarship to study at Kendall College at NLU, which helped cover her tuition and living expenses, and says she enjoyed the diversity and welcoming feeling in Chicago.“I love the multicultural aspect of the city has, and how warm the people seem. It made you feel at home. I used to love riding on bicycles along Lake Michigan, the views were just breathtaking.” At Kendall, Rebeca says her favorite class was Flavor Theory. “It changed the way I perceived the food,” she says. “It gave me a deeper understanding when it comes to combining flavors and aromas to create a great well-balanced dish.”
Rebeca将利用我校提供的校友奖学金（可抵免15%的学费），于今年秋季回到NLU继续攻读MBA学位。We are excited that Rebeca is choosing to use her alumni scholarship - 15% off of tuition - to return this Fall to begin earning her MBA at NLU.
“Kendall was in my favorite city in the world, Chicago! When first contacted the school, everyone was so inviting and friendly, and the school had an amazingly diverse group of students and staff. I had a good feeling and a sense of belonging even before my starting day [...] Also, it came from friends’ recommendations.” “My favorite activity was dining! Chicago is rich with culture and is an amazing place to go out and explore. So much to see, do and eat.” “Aside from the great instructors that had laid down a solid foundation, many showed me how a real chefs carried themselves. It’s not only food knowledge, speed, and precision. It’s so much more than I could describe in words…”
Maher encourages current Kendall students to enjoy the experience as much as they can. “Soak in the experience, enjoy every minute there. Attending Kendall was and will continue to be, one of my favorite experiences that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I really wish I could go back and do it all over again.” Now back in his home country, Maher says that he, and others in the field, are trying to change attitudes toward the culinary arts in Saudi Arabia.
Nathalia is set to graduate with her M.A. in Psychology later this year, and given the great relationships she has built so far at NLU, it’s no surprise that the one word she’d use to describe NLU is “community.” She also sees herself in five years, earning her doctorate degree at NLU.
“I chose NLU because it offered a great curriculum in psychology. After a year of studying here, I admire the experience and dedication of all my instructors, the kindness of all the staff, and the connections that I am building.” She encourages her fellow NLU students to lean on the University’s network of support when they need help: “Keep working hard for your dreams. It is all going to be worth it. Don’t give up, and please seek out the resources at NLU that can help you when you’re experiencing obstacles in your life.”