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Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Northeastern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
61%
Admission Difficulty for Northeastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Northeastern Illinois University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 61%.  It ranks #20 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Northeastern Illinois University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,965 out of 4,885 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 85 percent (SAT 810/1010 ACT 15/21). Northeastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Northeastern Illinois University application fee is $30 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Northeastern Illinois University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 83% of students submitted SAT scores and 21% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
810-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 400
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 810
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 910

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern Illinois University?

Northeastern Illinois University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 89 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 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 710. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. Northeastern Illinois University ranks #44 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northeastern Illinois University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1010 and Above Good >75%
910 to 1010 Avg + 61%-75%
810 to 910 Avg - 45%-61%
710 to 810 Reach 30%-45%
Less than 710 Low <30%
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Northeastern Illinois University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
21%
ACT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern Illinois University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northeastern Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >75%
18 to 21 Avg + 61%-75%
15 to 18 Avg - 45%-61%
12 to 15 Reach 30%-45%
Less than 12 Low <30%
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Northeastern Illinois University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.07
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Northeastern Illinois University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Northeastern Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern Illinois University was 3.07 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #52 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 61% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Northeastern Illinois University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.37% Good
3.75 to 3.99 6.37% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.67% Good
3.25 to 3.49 13.79% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 16.71% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 32.89% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.87% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.27% Reach
less than 1.00 0.27% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52.04% 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 6.63%
Top 25% of class 21.94%
Top 50% of class 52%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northeastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,885 2,000 4,885
Accepted 1,881 1,084 2,965
Acceptance Rate 65% 54% 61%
Enrolled 237 141 378
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
247

Applicants have 247 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northeastern Illinois University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern Illinois University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northeastern Illinois University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Northeastern Illinois University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Northeastern Illinois University?

61% 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.

What SAT score is required for Northeastern Illinois University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 810 and 1010. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Northeastern Illinois University?

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