Northeastern Illinois is a public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,321 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northeastern Illinois acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Work and Youth Services, and Accounting. Graduating 24% of students, Northeastern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,100.
Northeastern Illinois University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities193 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services137 Graduates
Computer Science91 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies81 Graduates
Elementary Education60 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.106 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Northeastern Illinois University Reviews
The climate and culture at Northeastern Illinois University is superb! The staff genuinely care about the education of the students. I have changed my major three times, and each department was so knowledgable and supportive! The campus is also extremely diverse!
Overall it offers what you'd expect from any college or university. Professors at this university tend to be very informative and fun to listen to. The strongest part about this university is the professors. However the choice in courses are lacking and there are too many unreasonable general education requirements that bog down an already limited amount of choices. Extra-curricular aspects to college life are limited as well. The financial office constantly gets in the way of registering for classes and makes for an experience full of red tape that gets in the way of effectively starting a semester. The school has a low graduation rate because people transfer out or are unable to graduate due to overbearing requirements outside of their degree path. Academics at this school, that is to say everything inside the classroom, is effective. However, most things outside the realm of the classroom are are lacking.
Thus far, Northeastern Illinois University has provided a terrific return on my investment. A particularly strong attribute of the school is its diversity within the student body. It is in Chicago, but not overwhelmingly large or expensive and the campus is very safe. As a Global Studies Major, the incredibly large amount of cultural diversity is fantastic and the classes and teachers have all been informative and helpful, while remaining challenging. So far, I wouldn't change a thing about the school.