Northeastern Illinois University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Northeastern Illinois University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT1%
|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|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
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 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.
|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%|
Northeastern Illinois University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT98%
|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|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA2.87
Typical High School GradesB-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply202
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|
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.
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.