Overview

Student Population
18,045
Northern Illinois University overview
Location Dekalb, Illinois
Online niu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Northern Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 14,641 prospective students applied, and 7,806 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,852 enrolled in the school.  13,879 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,166 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 683 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy 
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ACT 19/24
GPA 3.15
Applications Accepted
53.3% 
Northern Illinois University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2019
Applicant Competition Average

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$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%

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