Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

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Your choice
Finally! You’re going to college, and the possibilities are endless. What will your major be? Which clubs will you join? Will you study abroad? Only you can decide, but we can help you make some of the most important decisions about your future. Why should you choose Northeastern Illinois University?

We’re one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation, and we provide our students an affordable, quality education. Northeastern’s rapidly growing College of Business and Management fosters excellent faculty and student research and will help you engage with entrepreneurs to gain real-world experience. In an increasingly global business climate, Northeastern brings an eclectic worldview to the classroom that is unique among Chicago-area universities.

College programs combine a liberal arts education with professionalcareer preparation in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and General Business Administration. The five undergraduate degree programs prepare students for careers in business or for additional study in graduate schools of business.

Northeastern offers extremely competitive tuition rates, guaranteed for four consecutive years. Students from Illinois’s neighboring states pay in-state tuition, as do active-duty militarystudents, veterans, their spouses, and their dependents. We’ll help you identify grants, scholarships, employment opportunities, and loans so that when you graduate, you’re counting the money you earn, not the money you owe.

Northeastern offers classes on weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online, allowing students to strike a balance between work, school, and life. Our 67-acre Main Campus on the Northwest Side of Chicago is a welcoming community to the almost 7,500 students who attend Northeastern.

In addition to our Main Campus in the North Park neighborhood of Chicago, we also have locations in the Avondale and Bronzeville neighborhoods and in Grayslake, Illinois.

Your transition
In fall 2016, we opened the doors to our brand-new residence hall. Students can take advantage of our convenient location and unmatched amenities. The residence hall is located centrally on the Main Campus and includes features such as a fitness center, a computer center, a recreation lounge, billiards, foosball, air hockey, and much more.

We prepare incoming students with orientation programs geared toward first-year and transfer students, as well as a family orientation. These programs aim to support your transition to Northeastern and help build your foundation for academic success. Northeastern also integrates its First-Year Experience classes into the core freshman curriculum. These classes assist in the transition from high school to college, help improve your study habits, and identify your unique learning style.

Your education
Once you get started at Northeastern, our faculty will prepare you to think critically, adapt to change, solve problems, and become a leader in your chosen field—qualities employers seek. Along your academic journey, internships and research opportunities are excellent avenues for exploring and gaining practical experience; they look great on résumés and give you a distinct advantage in any job search. We support student research through symposia, independent studies, and research positions.

Northeastern offers several academic support programs, including the University Honors Program, which gives students an edge when entering the professional world or graduate school. This exceptional curriculum helps you develop and conduct a research or creative project such as an Honors thesis.

Your environment
Northeastern offers student leadership and civic and community engagement opportunities. In addition to a lively arts community, there are more than 100 student organizations, including sororities, fraternities, and major-specific clubs for students in the arts, sciences, business, and education. And if you want to break a sweat, Northeastern has more than 25 team and club sports, fitness classes, and outdoor adventures.

On the days you want to mix it up, spend a morning downtown shopping or visiting museums, then spend the afternoon stretched out on the University Commons studying. Northeastern offers students the best of both worlds—access to all Chicago has to offer and a retreat from its hustle and bustle.

Northeastern’s Main Campus is located in a quiet community filled with residential homes on tree-lined streets. The diversity of Chicago is reflected within the shops and restaurants that are just walking distance from the University. Whether you’re craving sushi, falafel, tacos, or pizza,the city offers hungry visitors a variety of choices.

Your opportunities
Northeastern offers international pro
grams where you can expand your horizons and explore new classroom experiences. Make progress toward your degree and learn about new cultures while you spend a semester (or year) studying at one of our partner universities in Colombia, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Poland, Spain, or one of many other countries. Classes are paid for by your regular tuition; your financial aid may apply, and there is a range of possible scholarship opportunities.

We also offer study abroad programs that range in length from one week to one year. Experience travel while you receive course credit for pre-approved classes. Our advisors are happy to help you find a study abroad location that fits your program of study, budget, and desired level of cultural immersion.

Short-term course-related study tours range between one and six weeks in length. Offered by Northeastern faculty members from various departments, these study tours can offer you an international experience as well as course credit that could count toward your major.

Your next step
At Northeastern, you’ll make friends from all walks of life, but your experience isn’t limited to your time on campus. Take advantage of the University’s connections to explore all of Chicago’s cultural and professional opportunities.

Now that you’ve taken a closer look at our University, come see for yourself what Northeastern has to offer. Find out about our admission process and visiting options at

About the College of Business and Management
Northeastern’s College of Business and Management offers undergraduate students Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in:
• Accounting
• Finance
• General Business Administration
• Management
• Marketing 

Graduate students may pursue a:
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Science in Accounting

The College also offers nine undergraduate minors to complement its degrees, allowing students to expand their studies.

The College of Business and Management is home to a number of student clubs, the student-run International Business Conference, and a new Business Innovation and Growth Center.


Founded: 1867

University Colors: Blue and gold

Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Total Enrollment: 7,423; 58% female, 40% male, 2% unknown

Tuition and Fees:
Illinois resident


Total tuition and fees based on 2019–2020 costs for 15 credits per semester over two semesters (30 credits total); does not include differential tuition charged for courses offered through the College of Business and Management

Campus Housing Costs: About $9,450 per academic year

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