Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Northern illinois University is a selective public university with a focus on research. The Dekalb campus is home to seven colleges with 42 schools and departments, and students can take advantage of satellite campuses in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates, and Oregon, IL, as well. Freshman, sophomores, and transfer students can apply to the Research Rookies program which connects students with faculty to conduct small research projects in the student’s chosen field of interest. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other May 15, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,169
Total Number of Undergrads
12,788
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,686
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,617
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,617
0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,959
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
334
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Rockford
Phoenix
Denver
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
When It comes to a great college with excellent advisors and counselors, It's Northern Illinois University. They provide multiple opportunities in which are available to everyone to help them to become successful adults. Every one is so friendly and they make u feel right at home.
Jasmine Franklin from Chicago, IL
Northern is a great school to attend. The education is great and the town is really a college based town. The school also really adapts to your needs by providing things like the free bus system for students to get around.
Monique from Maywood, IL

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