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Northeastern Illinois University is a public institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

148 Undergraduate Degrees
208 Graduate Degrees
$33,057 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

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Northeastern Illinois University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northeastern Illinois University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Northeastern Illinois University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Highest Paid Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching Graduates College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Physical Education Teaching & Coaching Graduates College Factual
#19 Highest Paid Curriculum & Instruction Graduates College Factual
#27 Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates College Factual
#47 Highest Paid Educational Administration Graduates College Factual
#92 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

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?

61% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
Northeastern Illinois University has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Northeastern Illinois University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 400 and 500. Math scores were between 410 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 400 to 500 )

SAT Math Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 410 to 510 )
Northeastern Illinois University received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 20. Math scores were between 15 and 19. Composite scores were between 15 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 15 to 20 )
ACT Math Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 15 to 19 )
ACT Composite Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 15 to 21 )

Can I Afford Northeastern Illinois University?

$33,057 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
7.0% 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 25% of students took out student loans averaging $10,100 a year. That adds up to $40,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Northeastern Illinois University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,019 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,220 undergraduate students at Northeastern Illinois University, with 3,019 being full-time and 2,201 being part-time.


There are also 1,899 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,019 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 304
Black or African American 321
Hispanic or Latino 1,260
White 687
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 395

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

6,955 Took All Classes Online
7,091 Took At Least One Class Online
834.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,091 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 #86 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%.

Northeastern Illinois University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 82 82
Elementary Education 58 6 64
Early Childhood Education 37 2 39
General Special Education 14 21 35
Reading Teacher Education 0 32 32
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 30 0 30
Secondary Education 0 24 24
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 16 16
Urban Education & Leadership 0 11 11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 8 8
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 6 0 6
Curriculum & Instruction 0 5 5
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 3 0 3
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 1 1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 0 0
History Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 148 208 356


*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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