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Tuition & Fees

$11,698

$20,098

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,016
Declined + 1,483
Total Received 4,499
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Public

8,095

undergraduate students

1,796

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
55%
24-29
8%
18-23
43%
12-17
48%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

Northeastern Illinois University, founded in 1867, is a public university. Its 67-acre campus is located eight miles from downtown Chicago.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,891
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Chicago, IL

67-acre campus in Chicago (population: 2,718,782). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 1% of male students
 
9 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
13%
Top 1/2
44%
Bottom 1/2
56%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
55%
24-29
8%
18-23
43%
12-17
48%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,016
Declined + 1,483
Total Received 4,499

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Janice Harring-Hendon
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 773 442-4000
F: 773 442-4020
admrec@neiu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,676,650
State $7,244,866
Institutional $987,504
Other external $186,036
Total $25,095,056

Non-need-based

Federal
State $436,520
Institutional $232,473
Other external $366,429
Total $1,035,422

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communication/Media/Theatre
Computer Science
Counseling
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
French
General Business Administration
Geography
Geography/Environmental Studies
Gerontology
Gifted Education
Global Studies
Health/Wellness
Health/Wellness Secondary Education
History
Human Resources Development
Inner City Studies
Inner-City Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Justice Studies
Language Arts Education
Latin American Literatures/Cultures
Latino/Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literacy Education
Management
Marketing
Math Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Mathematics
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education/K-12
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
TESL
Teaching Elementary/Middle School
Teaching/Inquiry
Women's Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

8,095
students

Female
56%
4,499

Male
44%
3,596

Graduate

18%

1,796
students

Female
61%
1,098

Male
39%
698

undergraduateFull-time

55%

4,502
students

Female
55%
2,469

Male
45%
2,033

undergraduatePart-time

45%

3,593
students

Female
57%
2,030

Male
43%
1,563

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Pakistan
Poland
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lawrence Berlin
Director
773 442-4796
l-berlin@neiu.edu

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