Northern Illinois University

Overview

Student Population
17,169
National Rank
#420
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
Level of Study 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 14,157 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 420 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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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 Aug 1, 2020
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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 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

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.