Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North Street Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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Main telephone 773-583-4050
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Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1961
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 67 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 196
Number of full time, freshmen women 241
Total number of full time freshmen 437
Number of part time, freshmen men 10
Number of part time, freshmen women 10
Total number of part time freshmen 20
Total number of freshmen men 206
Total number of freshmen women 251
Total number of freshmen 457
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,415
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,879
Total number of full time undergraduates 3,294
Number of part time, undergraduate men 1,034
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,372
Total number of part time undergraduates 2,406
Total number of undergraduate males 2,449
Total number of undergraduate females 3,251
Total number of undergraduate students 5,700
Total enrollment 5,700
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 9%
Black 10%
Hispanic 39%
White 26%
Race/ethnicity unknown 10%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 1%
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
Percentage of students 25 or older 41%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $11,582
Out-of-state tuition $25,226
Fees $2,416
Books and supplies $3,000
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) February 15
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $12,077
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 21%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $2,208
Scholarship or grant $9,152
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $11,090
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 19%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $3,375
Scholarship or grant $8,262
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 403
Number of freshmen who received aid 355
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 2,687
Number of undergraduates who received aid 2,256
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 70%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $11,355
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
United Negro College Fund Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Zarrin Kerwell
Admissions contact title Admissions Counselor
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,986
Number of male applicants accepted 1,095
Number of male applicants who enrolled 206
Number of female applicants 2,725
Number of female applicants accepted 1,660
Number of female applicants who enrolled 251
Total number of applicants 4,711
Total number of applicants accepted 2,755
Total number of applicants who enrolled 457
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall transfer application deadline July 1
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $30
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Considered
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
ACT score
Under 12 2%
12 - 17 41%
18 - 23 46%
24 - 29 9%
30 - 36 2%
Average ACT score 18
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 2.96
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 41%
Percentage in top 25% 11%
Percentage in top 10% 4%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 59%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 3%
Between four and five years 11%
Between five and six years 6%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 563
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credit hours
All students must meet:
Computer course requirements Yes
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program National Student Exchange
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Ronald Williams Library
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Government Association, United Greek Council, ASSW - Association of Student Social Workers, Accounting Associates, Computer Science Society
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Percentage of students who live on campus 3%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Hany Ramirez Mijares
Grad admissions contact title Admissions and Records Specialist II, Graduate Enrollment Services
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Number of undergraduate men 2,449
Number of undergraduate women 3,251
Total number of undergraduate students 5,700
Total enrollment 5,700
Tuition year 2017-2018
In-state tuition* $7,274
Out-of-state tuition* $14,548
Fees $1,284
* Tuition may vary by program
Graduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2017-2018 academic year.)
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.