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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
17,169
Northern Illinois University overview
Location Dekalb, Illinois
Online niu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Northern Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Dekalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 14,157 prospective students applied, and 7,698 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,856 enrolled in the school.  13,184 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,985 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $9,465 plus fees of $5,152. Northern Illinois is ranked 342 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
8/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes

Northern Illinois is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Moderate
Northern Illinois University overview
SAT 970/1190
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.15
Applications Accepted
54.4% 
Northern Illinois University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$9,465
In State Costs for Northern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$5,152
Room and Board $10,880
Budget for Other Expenses$2,220
Total One Year Cost$29,117
Out of State Resident Tuition
$9,465
Out of State Costs for Northern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$5,152
Room and Board $10,880
Budget for Other Expenses$2,220
Total One Year Cost$29,117

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northern Illinois University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Health Professions 15%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 9%
Communication 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147703 IPEDS survey data for Northern Illinois University.