54%

Acceptance Rate

$9,959

Avg.Financial Aid

001737

FAFSA Code

About Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

17,169

Website

www.niu.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

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8008923050
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Northern Illinois University has been ranked at the 621st position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

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

Rolling Admissions

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

54%

SAT Range

970 - 1190

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to NIU is moderately difficult. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $40. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 940-1170, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Northern Illinois University, must score 22 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 19 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828. To gather more information, they can call them at (800) 892-3050.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$22,686

Average Annual Cost

$9,465

Books And Supplies

$1,400

Other Fees

$5,152

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

$10,880

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,220

Total One Year Cost

$29,117

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 total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $28,980. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($14,610), books and supplies ($1,400), room and boarding ($10,880), and budget for other expenses ($2,090). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

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

73%

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

43%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,484

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

237 Graduates

Psychology, General

216 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

196 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

191 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

179 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

133 Graduates

Marketing

126 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

118 Graduates

Biology, General

116 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

116 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

116 Graduates

Computer Science

114 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

111 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

109 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

100 Graduates

Political Science and Government

86 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

84 Graduates

Sociology

84 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

83 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

77 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

77 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

76 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

64 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

59 Graduates

Mathematics

59 Graduates

Economics

52 Graduates

History

51 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

49 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

46 Graduates

Chemistry

40 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

39 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

37 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

37 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

36 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

35 Graduates

Music

33 Graduates

Journalism

31 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

29 Graduates

Human Services, General

24 Graduates

Anthropology

18 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

17 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

14 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

13 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Philosophy

6 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

5 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

4 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

12,788

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

43%

Full-time

88%

Part-time

12%

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

52% White

0% Unknown

17% Black

19% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

94%

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

$75,713 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

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Huskies

School Colors

red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes

242

Total Female Athletes

161

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Gymnastics

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by NIU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,880 per year for living on campus. At Northern 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 has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 49% and 51%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,500/year

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

$0$100,000

$19,642

$28,875

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.

$204 - 300

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.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,959

Students Receiving Federal Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,626

Students Receiving State Aid

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,357

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

85%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,198

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,490

$30K - $48K

$11,599

$48K - $75K

$9,872

$75K - $110K

$6,528

> $110K

$3,798

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,027,445

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,663,152

The financial aid department of Northern Illinois University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,912, whereas the financial aid is $5,337. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,371, while the institutional aid is $5,337. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at NIU based on students' financial needs add up to $2,027,445 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $7,663,152.

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