Northeastern Illinois University

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General Information

Admission Office

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 442-4000

Fax: (773) 442-4020

Contact: Janice Harring-Hendon

Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 583-4050

Total undergrads: 8,987

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,017

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,787

Graduate enrollment: 2,206


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northeastern Illinois University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (773) 583-4050
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,423
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 23%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,887 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,462
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,161
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,786

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northeastern Illinois University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northeastern Illinois University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 63
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 511
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 22
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 32
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 52
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 4133

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northeastern Illinois University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,462
Out-of-state $21,161
Books and supplies $2,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,744
Out-of-state $16,164

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 357 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 319 75% $8,786
Student loan aid 127 30% $6,504

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,714 58% $6,675
Federal student loans 1,970 31% $6,902

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northeastern Illinois University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northeastern Illinois University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,711 1,986 2,725
Percent admitted 100% 55% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northeastern Illinois University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,423
Undergraduate enrollment 5,700
Graduate enrollment 1,723

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northeastern Illinois University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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