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Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Northeastern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.4%
Admission Difficulty for Northeastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Northeastern Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. 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.

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Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1060

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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 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. The school ranks #36 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

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 >79%
1055 to 1120 Avg + 69%-79%
990 to 1055 Avg - 57%-69%
925 to 990 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 925 Low <44%
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Northeastern Illinois University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Northeastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
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 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 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. The school ranks #48 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 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
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%
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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 69% 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 3,837 2,951 6,788
Accepted 2,777 1,933 4,710
Acceptance Rate 72% 66% 69%
Enrolled 450 380 830
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
202

Applicants have 202 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

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.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

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

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Northeastern Illinois University. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

69% 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 SAT scores between 990 and 1120. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.