56%

Acceptance Rate

$6,266

Avg.Financial Aid

001693

FAFSA Code

About Northeastern Illinois University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,103

Website

www.neiu.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Northeastern Illinois University, which is located in Chicago, IL is a public university. Northeastern Illinois University covers an area of 67 acres. Northeastern Illinois University was founded in the year 1867. The motto of the Northeastern Illinois University is Excellence. Access. Diversity. Community and its official colors are gold and blue. Out of total 8,984 students enrolled at NIU, 5,700 belong to undergraduate courses while 1,723 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 691 who teach various courses to the students. Interestingly, Northeastern Illinois University has an ethnically diverse student population. At NIU around 39% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 27% are white, and 10% are Black or African American. And, at the university, around 58% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. In its 153 years of existence, NIU has produced several known personalities like Michael Angelo Batio, Luis Gutiérrez, Iris Martinez, and Miguel del Valle. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At NIU, 80 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), and HLC Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

5500 N Saint Louis Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7735834050
Fax:
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. When it comes to the ranking of a university or any educational institution, the more information a student has, the better. The ranking of a university helps a student in many ways. It helps them overcome the confusion of which university/college is good for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student assesses their chosen university on various factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it is to be noted that Northeastern Illinois University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1-Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

56%

SAT Range

380 - 490

ACT Range

15 - 22

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $30. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 910-1120 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 15 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Northeastern Illinois University is 18. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699, or call (773) 583-4050.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,976

Average Annual Cost

$9,508

Books And Supplies

$2,400

Other Fees

$1,710

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,424

Budget For Other Expenses

$6,489

Total One Year Cost

$31,531

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to NIU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $32,385 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

49%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

24%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$547

Faculty Overview

45%

Male Professors

55%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

193 Graduates

Social Work

137 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

118 Graduates

Psychology, General

110 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

98 Graduates

Computer Science

91 Graduates

Biology, General

90 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

81 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

75 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

72 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

56 Graduates

Marketing

45 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

43 Graduates

History

42 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

40 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

38 Graduates

Sociology

33 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

29 Graduates

Economics

29 Graduates

Political Science and Government

28 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

23 Graduates

Mathematics

22 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

18 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

16 Graduates

Chemistry

16 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

14 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

13 Graduates

Music

13 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

13 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

12 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

12 Graduates

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multic...

11 Graduates

Philosophy

7 Graduates

Anthropology

6 Graduates

Physics

5 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,390

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

48%

Full-time

57%

Part-time

43%

Students Gender

Male

44%

US National: 44%

Female

56%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

29% White

10% Unknown

11% Black

37% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

1%

Out Of State

98%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,979 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

3%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,760/year

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

The Golden Eagle

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

21

Sports Club

13

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,518 per year for living on campus. At Northeastern Illinois University, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At NIU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$11,333

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$118 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

67%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,266

Students Receiving Federal Grants

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,116

Students Receiving State Aid

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,660

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

17%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,815

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$6,497

$30K - $48K

$6,335

$48K - $75K

$4,346

$75K - $110K

$693

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$25,974,277

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$965,266

In case the students at Northeastern Illinois University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Northeastern Illinois University is around $2,556 and the federal grant is $5,087. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,866, while the institutional aid is $2,556. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Northeastern Illinois University amount to $25,974,277 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $965,266.

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