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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Northeastern Illinois University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Northeastern Illinois University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
820-930
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,432/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,242/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,744/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,125/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,733/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,847/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,321Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    83%
  • Colorful
    10%
  • Average
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.81 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Average university
    35%
  • Great Experience
    20%
  • I am truly lucky to be at NEIU.
    14%
  • Perfect university
    14%
  • It will do
    8%
  • Amazing English department
    4%
  • Great-CCICS
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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To tell you the truth, I thought this university would be a bad choice, and I was totally wrong! The campus is amazing, and the university holds events every every week. At NEIU, the professors always make time for you during their office hours. The lectures are sometimes fun, depending which professor you take. My experience here has been so-far amazing! Also, you can find a job on campus!
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I like every part of the university. The environment is nice, clean, and safe. The professors teach really good. I understand everything! It's amazing!
If you want to pursue a degree with minimal debt, NEIU is the perfect university. Northeastern strives to keep tuition affordable for students to create a successful future for themselves. NEIU is very diverse with new college students to continuing education. The university does a great job of focusing on the student and not just making money off of them. They truly want their students to be successful.