Northeastern Illinois University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Chicago, IL

$9,893

Avg in-state tuition

$19,786

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Northeastern Illinois University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Northeastern Illinois University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Chicago, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,220, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 61%. The university offers 46 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 23%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,893, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,786.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

61% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

67% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

23% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-21

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 810-1010

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

Hispanic

37%

White

31%

Black

10%

Unknown

9%

Asian

9%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

74% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $9,893 $19,786
Graduate $7,790 $15,580

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $2,400
On-campus room and board $9,698
On-campus other expenses $6,309
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $4,212
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,309
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,309

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $28,300 $38,193
Off-campus without family $22,814 $32,707
Off-campus with family $18,602 $28,495

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

74%

State Grant Aid

77%

Institution Grant Aid

31%

Pell Grant

74%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,180
State Grant Aid $5,310
Institution Grant Aid $2,589
Pell Grant Aid $4,404

Financial Outlook

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.