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Northeastern Illinois University Overview

Northeastern Illinois University is a public institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of Northeastern Illinois University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Northeastern Illinois University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,057 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Northeastern Illinois University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Northeastern Illinois University.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Northeastern Illinois University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,312 a year. That's about 23% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Northeastern Illinois University?


Contact details for Northeastern Illinois University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Phone: 773-583-4050

How Do I Get Into Northeastern Illinois University?

You can apply to Northeastern Illinois University online at:

Admission Requirements for Northeastern Illinois University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northeastern Illinois University?

62% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Can I Afford Northeastern Illinois University?

$33,057 Net Price
16% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northeastern Illinois University is $33,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northeastern Illinois University, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $6,190 a year. That adds up to $24,760 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Northeastern Illinois University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,657 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,608 undergraduate students at Northeastern Illinois University, with 2,657 being full-time and 1,951 being part-time.


There are also 1,832 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,657 full-time undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northeastern Illinois University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 266
Black or African American 286
Hispanic or Latino 1,076
White 582
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 388

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Northeastern Illinois University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 44 countries are represented at Northeastern Illinois University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia.

Online Learning at Northeastern Illinois University

2,576 Took All Classes Online
5,208 Took At Least One Class Online
834.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 5,208 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northeastern Illinois University has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Northeastern Illinois University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northeastern Illinois University was 834.0%. This is the #121 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Northeastern Illinois University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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