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Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

Chances of getting into Northeastern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.6%
Admission Difficulty for Northeastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Northeastern Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,320 out of 5,968 applicants were admitted making Northeastern Illinois University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 81 percent. Northeastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

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Northeastern Illinois University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Northeastern Illinois University?

Admission data indicates that Northeastern Illinois University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern Illinois University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northeastern Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >70%
18 to 22 Avg + 56%-70%
15 to 18 Avg - 45%-56%
12 to 15 Reach 34%-45%
Less than 12 Low <34%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.87
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Northeastern Illinois University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern Illinois University was 2.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northeastern Illinois University accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northeastern Illinois University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 8% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

61% of Northeastern Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northeastern Illinois University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 61%
Bottom 50% of class 39%
Bottom 25% of class 16%

Admission Statistics

Northeastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,364 2,604 5,968
Accepted 2,074 1,246 3,320
Acceptance Rate 62% 48% 56%
Enrolled 266 185 451
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northeastern Illinois University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Northeastern Illinois University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Northeastern Illinois University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 22. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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