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Colleges / National Louis University

National Louis University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%

National Louis University Admissions

National Louis University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 92% of all applicants in 2013. Out of 3,253 applications received in 2023, 2,995 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to National Louis University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

National Louis University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of National Louis University's admissions stats.

National Louis University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
Waitlist No

National Louis University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for National Louis University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to National Louis University?

National Louis University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on National Louis University Admissions

Transferring to National Louis University

For more information on transferring to National Louis University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to National Louis University

National Louis University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into National Louis University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at National Louis University

What does National Louis University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with National Louis University for more information on admission factors.

National Louis University Application Requirements

To apply to National Louis University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with National Louis University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into National Louis University?

Students admitted to National Louis University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

National Louis University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

More Information on Transferring to National Louis University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in National Louis University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

National Louis University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to National Louis University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to National Louis University.

Does National Louis University accept transfer credits?

✅ National Louis University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. National Louis University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does National Louis University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ National Louis University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to National Louis University?

✅ National Louis University is not test optional.

What is National Louis University's acceptance rate?

✅ National Louis University's acceptance rate is 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at National Louis University?

❌ National Louis University does not offer early decision.

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National Louis University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into National Louis University? National Louis University is a somewhat selective institution. The National Louis University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


National Louis University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to National Louis University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to National Louis University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

National Louis University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

Not available

National Louis University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At National Louis University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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