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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
About Northeastern Illinois University...
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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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.79 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 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 43 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    84%
  • Colorful
    9%
  • 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.83 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Average university
    33%
  • Great Experience
    20%
  • I am truly lucky to be at NEIU.
    16%
  • 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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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!
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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.