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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Northeastern Illinois is a public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,640 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Northeastern Illinois acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Work and Youth Services, and Business. Graduating 21% of students, Northeastern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
About Northeastern Illinois...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Northeastern Illinois University Rankings

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Northeastern Illinois Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
910-1050
ACT Range
15-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,976/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,266/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,640Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,750
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Diverse
    85%
  • Colorful
    9%
  • Average
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Average university
    31%
  • Great Experience
    22%
  • I am truly lucky to be at NEIU.
    15%
  • Perfect university
    13%
  • It will do
    9%
  • Amazing English department
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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Cause of Covid 19 most of my classes are remote but over all my experience has been good. There were a few things I think they can approve on when it comes to online classes. For Instance, for online classes we use the Zoom app and sometimes the connection wouldn't be all that good, so I do recommend having a back up video chat app. Other than that my school is great!
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My experience at Northeastern Illinois University has so far been good. It has been above my expectations. As a first-year student I have gotten support from a specific program; Proyecto Pa'lante and my advisor from that program has provided me with support. Also tutoring services were offered and available to me at any time also there are others services to support us and have provided us with. What I liked about Northeastern Illinois University is the diversity and the environment. Northeastern is small and simple campus that in which you may be able to find your classes easily and being able to have access to services easily. Also, if support is needed in any type of way you can have access to that. As a first-year student experiencing at Northeastern what I would like to see change is not allowing students to buy textbooks that costs more than $30.
Overall, nice school and quite diverse. The classrooms and facilities, buildings are old... Need some improvement of management of buildings and cafeteria in Student Union!