Tuition & Fees

$14,021

$25,907

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
31%
12-17
51%
6-11
10%
24-29
8%
18-23
26%
12-17
65%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
36%
12-17
58%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,710
Declined + 2,078
Total Received 6,788
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Public

7,113

undergraduate students

1,871

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 1090
ACT 0993

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Location

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 8,984
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Chicago, IL

67-acre campus in Chicago (population: 2,704,958). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
4%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
23%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 1% of male students
 
9 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
14%
Top 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
31%
12-17
51%
6-11
10%
24-29
8%
18-23
26%
12-17
65%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
36%
12-17
58%

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 SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,710
Declined + 2,078
Total Received 6,788

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Janice Harring-Hendon
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 773 442-4046
F: 773 442-4020
admrec@neiu.edu

Financial Aid

17%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,549

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,885
Room $8,424
Board $3,000
Additional fees $2,136
Books & supplies $3,000
Total $28,445
Average Financial Aid - $8,549
Total with Avg. Aid $19,896
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 773 442-5000
F: 773 442-6443
financial-aid@neiu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Maureen Amos
Executive Director of Financial Aid
m-amos@neiu.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication/Media/Theatre
Community Health
Community/Teacher Leaders
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Family Counseling
Finance
General Business Administration
Geography
Geography/Environmental Studies
Gerontology
Gifted Education
Global Studies
Graphic Design
History
Human Resource Development
Inner City Studies
Instruction in Language Arts/Secondary Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Justice Studies
Latin American Literatures/Cultures
Latina/o/Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literacy Education
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Music
Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary/Middle School Mathematics
Philosophy
Physical Education/K-12
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Secondary Education/Health
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
TESOL
Teaching/Inquiry
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

8,984

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

7,113
students

Female
56%
3,963

Male
44%
3,150

21%

1,871
students

Female
63%
1,180

Male
37%
691

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

58%

4,164
students

Female
57%
2,362

Male
43%
1,802

42%

2,949
students

Female
55%
1,601

Male
45%
1,348

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
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

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

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

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
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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

John Armour
Director
773 442-4536
j-armour@neiu.edu

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