Northern Illinois UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Dekalb, Illinois Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$14,610

Avg tuition

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About Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Dekalb, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,609, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 48%. The university offers 59 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 49%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $14,610.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

48% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 48%

Retention Rate 72%

Graduation Rate 49%

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. 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.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Ways to Learn

On-campus

Learning Environment

53%

Female Student Population

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

17k

Number of Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

54%

Hispanic

17%

Black

15%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Asian

5%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

52% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. 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.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

54%

Institution Grant Aid

92%

Pell Grant

52%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,912
State Grant Aid $4,371
Institution Grant Aid $5,337
Pell Grant Aid $4,483

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. 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.

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships