967 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
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
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Scores Range
730-1090
ACT Scores Range
16-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Will You Get In?

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    86%
  • 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

Northeastern Illinois University Reviews

967 reviews
All Categories
Great school for a commuter. The school has some very excellent professors. But there are no sports, little in the way of activities that connect the student body and is terrible on disseminating information. The biggest problem is the oppressive liberal attitude of the administration and many professors. There is no diversity of thought, if you don't completely believe the liberal ideology you are subjected to hate, and being bullied. That the education is cheap really shows at NEIU.
I think the faculty at Northeastern Illinois University are wonderful and have been truly helpful in guiding me through my academic career. I love attending Northeastern University because it's the best school for people like me who are at the same time balancing a demanding job while also having many additional responsibilities. Their are also many departments that keep in contact with numerous students and make themselves available to share their expertise and help. There are also many opportunities for students such as job fairs, internships, student clubs, fine arts activities, and educational programs. I'm majoring in Elementary Education and have found the department and their professors extremely helpful and inspiring. I'm truly happy to be attending Northeastern Illinois University, and if I had the chance would choose this school all over again.
I am a returning adult (over 50) student learner. I chose Northeastern because of the diversity of this school. The population has a higher ratio of adult learners. I respect that in a school. Also, NEIU has the Human Resources Development that I wanted to study. I may even stay on, after my Bachelor's, and pursue my Masters in HRD. I have always wanted to study HRD, but would not make the time to return to school as I was making a hefty salary as A Retail Store Manager. Lately, it has become so important for me to finish my degree.