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Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
7,119
Northeastern Illinois University overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online neiu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Northeastern Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Northeastern Illinois University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,885 prospective students applied, and 2,965 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  3,532 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,587 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,893 plus fees of $1,934. Northeastern Illinois University is ranked 592 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Northeastern Illinois University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Northeastern Illinois University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 810/1010
ACT 15/21
GPA 3.07
Applications Accepted
60.7% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$9,893
In State Costs for Northeastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,934
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,698
Budget for Other Expenses$6,309
Total One Year Cost$30,234
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,786
Out of State Costs for Northeastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,934
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,698
Budget for Other Expenses$6,309
Total One Year Cost$40,127

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
23% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northeastern Illinois University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147776 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern Illinois University.

Current students may use the Northeastern Illinois University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.