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Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Northeastern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.5%
Admission Difficulty for Northeastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Northeastern Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,755 out of 4,711 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 78 percent. Northeastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

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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 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #43 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northeastern Illinois University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >70%
1015 to 1120 Avg + 58%-70%
910 to 1015 Avg - 45%-58%
805 to 910 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 805 Low <32%
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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 15
ACT Math 25th 16
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 #45 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern Illinois University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northeastern Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >72%
18 to 22 Avg + 58%-72%
15 to 18 Avg - 47%-58%
12 to 15 Reach 36%-47%
Less than 12 Low <36%
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Northeastern Illinois University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

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 58% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northeastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,725 1,986 4,711
Accepted 1,660 1,095 2,755
Acceptance Rate 61% 55% 58%
Enrolled 251 201 452
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
85

Applicants have 85 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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?

58% 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 910 and 1120. 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 22. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.