B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  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
Website

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Test Scores and GPA for Northeastern Illinois University

Cost

Net Price
$16,181/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,621/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,948/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,553/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,273/ year

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.74 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    87%
  • Colorful
    11%
  • Average
    3%

After Northeastern Illinois University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
47%
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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Northeastern Illinois University Reviews

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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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As my first semester at NEIU, I never felt more comfortable any place else. I transferred, from first to second semester of my freshman year from BenU. I needed a university closer to home, and an afforable one, which is what brought me to NEIU. My professors this spring were amazing. They allowed for student engagament within classes, guided us through lessons, and were patient enough to review with students as we engaged with harder material. College is hard, it is tough, but at the resources at NEIU help you thrive through the semester. Tutors, the library, and upper classmen were such an amazing help to me this semester.
NEIU is an okay school. It's not horrible, but it's not the best-it's just average.
I live in the dorms and I HATE it! Unless you have money to waste DO NOT MOVE INTO THE NEST! You're better off finding a couple of other students and moving into an apartment near campus for the price. The RAs act like they're in high school, it's waaaaay over priced ($833/mo/room & increasing every yr), the roommate matching tool is a joke, no one enforces/respects quite hours during final and midterms, my refrigerator just randomly stopped working twice, loud weed smell throughout the hallways, stupid guest policy, a utility cap of $80, (yes, even after getting 40k+/yr per 4 bdrm apt. they still will charge you if your total bill is more than $80-which will happen!), overall incompetence & disorganization & lying by the housing office staff, leaky sinks, drafty windows, overall cheapy looking and definitely not worth the 3,332/mo that they're collecting from my roommates & I!!