Northern Illinois University: Ranking & Review

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Dekalb
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United States
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World
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1167487
Top 3%

Northern Illinois University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate53%52%55%
Applicants14,6416,4428,199
Admissions7,8063,3354,471
Enrolled undergraduates1,852855997
Enrolled total (including graduate students)18,0458,8759,170

1,916 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

526 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores0
Percent of students submitting SAT scores0%

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,792
Percent of students submitting ACT scores97%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
21
ACT Math
21

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Northern Illinois University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$28,848$38,314
Off-campus$28,848$38,314
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,880 and other expenses per full academic year.

Northern Illinois University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,600 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$9,413$18,931
Fees for full-time undergraduates$4,886$4,886
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$440$793
Tuition for Full-time graduates$11,904$20,473
Fees for full-time graduates$2,078$2,078
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$496$916

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services614355969
Health Professions and Related Programs60510440749
Education19433059583
Engineering219151370
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services109232341
Social Sciences2473611294
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs26614280
Psychology2111626253
Visual and Performing Arts145452192
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11631147
Biological and Biomedical Sciences116198143
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1236129
Physical Sciences782912119
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111111
English Language and Literature & Letters761810104
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields841296
Mathematics and Statistics5424583
Legal Professions and Studies7070
Public Administration and Social Service Professions214465
History487358
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics38240
Natural Resources and Conservation3636
Philosophy and Religious Studies61420
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies55
Grand Total3,5221,4892465,257

A total of 3,522 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Northern Illinois University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,735 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate45%42%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesNIU
Founded1895
MottoForward, Together Forward
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,037
Instructional FTE936
Research FTE12
Public Service FTE10
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.niu.edu
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois, 60115-2828
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Small
City population44,000
Phone8008923050
Fax+1 (815) 753 0198

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