National Louis University ranks seventh in Illinois, out of 65 colleges, in College Factual’s 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. That places NLU in the top 10 percent of colleges and universities in the state for veteran friendliness, according to College Factual, which performs data analytics for colleges and universities.
NLU also improved its ranking in veteran friendliness, having jumped up six places from 13th position last year.
On the national scale, NLU ranked in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities for friendliness to veterans and military-connected students.
College Factual said its rankings are meant to highlight colleges and universities working to provide quality educational outcomes to veterans, active duty military students and their families.
Some of the factors it takes into account include affordability to veterans, support services and resources specific to veteran needs, as well as overall quality metrics important to any student and quality metrics specifically important to students who are considered non-traditional.