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

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
98%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
10%
100+ Students
1%
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
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,617
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$14,617
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,880
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,959
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,626
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,198

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,177
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,208
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student 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

Housing

0
100
27%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Huskies
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
Northern Illinois University is a pretty good school with a lot of good opportunities. It's kind of surrounded by cornfields, but it's close enough to Chicago to get away from that. It's been a great experience so far.
Rehtse
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

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