Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
14,157
Students Applied
76%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1611
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
36
Countries Represented
49
30%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1095
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
590
Reading
25th
490
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
25%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
39
Top 50%
72
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
471
$30k - $48k
244
$48k - $75k
221
$75k - $110k
201
$110k+
261

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-892-3050
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Get involved! There are so many great ways to get involved on campus, so take advantage of them. Check something out and make new friends! You won't be disappointed.
Rehtse
There's only one thing you should keep in your mind while you are in college, stay on track and don't get distracted.
Jasmine Franklin from Chicago, IL
Ask questions! Do not think that curiosity is a bad thing and do not think that anyone would ever judge you for being confused. Also, constantly check your MyNiu, this is where updates will be for dates and deadlines of payments, class applications, and more. Always be sure to visit your academic advisor and counselors, and never stop applying for scholarships! But calm down and have fun, don't get too overwhelmed. ^_^
Katrina from Plainfield, IL
Study hard and don't underestimate the material. You may think this is not a difficult college, but it can be very challenging. Even Communcations 101 was difficult.
Erik from Hanover Park, IL
My only tip for future NIU students is to have a wonderful time, apply yourself, and most important be yourself!
Calvin from Island Lake, IL
Take as many college credit/AP classes as you can. It allows you to have a lighter workload and you can take more fun classes, classes that you are actually interested in, rather than the required basic classes.
Brittany
Tips for prospective students are do your best freshman year that is the easiest class year. Also do not I repeat do not put partying first because Northern will kick you out. Half of the people I came in with our gone.
Latoya from Matteson, IL

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