|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
Can I get into Northeastern Illinois University? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,710 out of 6,788 applicants were admitted making Northeastern Illinois University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Northeastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||400|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Estimated Average SAT||1060|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern Illinois University?
Northeastern Illinois University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>79%|
|1055 to 1120||Avg +||69%-79%|
|990 to 1055||Avg -||57%-69%|
|925 to 990||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 925||Low||<44%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||20|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Estimated Average ACT||17|
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 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern Illinois University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>79%|
|17 to 19||Avg +||69%-79%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||57%-69%|
|13 to 15||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 13||Low||<44%|
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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northeastern Illinois University accepts 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
61% of Northeastern Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||20%||18%|
Applicants have 37 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Northeastern Illinois University before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.