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Northern Illinois University


Overview

Student Population
19,015
Best Colleges National Rank
#399
 Location Dekalb, Illinois
 Online niu.edu 
School Type Public 4 Year
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

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 14,980 prospective students applied, and 7,766 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,802 enrolled in the school.  14,616 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,399 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $9,465 plus fees of $4,885. Northern Illinois is ranked 399 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Moderate
Test Scores
SAT ACT GPA
SAT980/1190
ACT19/25
GPA3.15
Applications Accepted
51.8%
Applications DueAug 1, 2019
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$9,465
In State Costs for Northern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$4,885
Room and Board $10,880
Budget for Other Expenses$2,218
Total One Year Cost$28,848
Out of State Tuition
$18,931
Out of State Costs for Northern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$4,885
Room and Board $10,880
Budget for Other Expenses$2,218
Total One Year Cost$38,314

Outcomes

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

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%