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Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL

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Northeastern Illinois University, a public institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Chicago, IL, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. Enrollment at NEIU is nearly 12,000 yearly.

Students may pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students at Northeastern Illinois University scored within the range of 17 to 21 on the ACT. Approximately 60% of all students that applied were admitted at Northeastern Illinois University, with 29% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay close to $8,000, while nonresidents pay $15,000 annually. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

Contact information, academics information, programs, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.neiu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Northeastern Illinois University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is around 9,900 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 8% enrolling as graduate students and 82% as undergraduate students.

$15,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $7,100-$8,500
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,950
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$350 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $590-$700 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$7,668
Receiving Student Loans15%$4,547
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Northeastern Illinois University may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Northeastern Illinois University is close to 20%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2010)
  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2009)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1966)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Northeastern Illinois University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
67.04%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
77%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,849