Northern Illinois University Rankings

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In the World#473 of 14178
In North America#185 of 2629
In the United States#161 of 2528
In Illinois#9 of 100
In Dekalb#1 of 1
In Psychology#273 of 7,123

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
48%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
12,131
Graduates
4,478
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
niu.edu

Northern Illinois University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate48%47%49%
Applicants15,6936,6529,035
Admissions7,5883,1534,434
Freshmen enrolled full time1,8778741,003
Freshmen enrolled part time20713

926 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

334 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,594 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 940
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Northern Illinois University are 940-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
492 or 26%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Northern Illinois University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White8932 (54%)
Hispanic2774 (17%)
Black or African American2427 (15%)
Nonresident Alien921 (6%)
Asian913 (6%)
Two or more races552 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown59 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native9 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,411
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$9,466$8,922
Tuition in-state$9,466$8,922
Tuition out-of-state$9,466$8,922
Fee in-district$5,144$2,358
Fee in-state$5,144$2,358
Fee out-of-state$5,144$2,358

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity4,600
Combined charge for room and board$10,880

Northern Illinois University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General74204
Accounting166110
Computer Science14872
Psychology, General1791718
Mechanical Engineering17043
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1899
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other169
Marketing & Marketing Management, General159
Biology & Biological Sciences, General118156
Human Development and Family Studies, General12115
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse136
Operations Management and Supervision100
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8118
Engineering Technology, General98
Special Education and Teaching, General4646
Information Technology91
Law85
Industrial Engineering2855
Sociology737
English Language and Literature, General62143
Management Science78
Finance, General77
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies75
Political Science and Government, General6465
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General74
Reading Teacher Education71
Dietetics & Dietitian5812
Mathematics, General5293
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General4024
History, General5552
Elementary Education and Teaching60
Fine & Studio Arts, General509
Chemistry, General44310
Public Health, General3422
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling55
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1436
Economics, General3285
Public Administration45
Early Childhood Education and Teaching377
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2717
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services404
Educational & Instructional Technology3212
Educational Leadership and Administration, General367
Adult and Continuing Education Administration269
Music Performance, General30
Environmental Studies30
Physical Therapy & Therapist30
Music, General128
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist29
Spanish Language and Literature261
Anthropology1412
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management26
Journalism25
Human Services, General25
Art & Art Studies, General222
Geography1534
Nursing Science22
Geology & Earth Science, General1371
Physics, General947
Philosophy118
Art Teacher Education99
Taxation17
Curriculum and Instruction89
Athletic Training & Trainer16
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General14
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching12
Engineering & Industrial Management12
Education, General12
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other11
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor11
Apparel and Textiles, General10
Statistics, General9
Audiology & Audiologist8
Educational Psychology34
Financial Mathematics6
French Language and Literature5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Educational Evaluation and Research4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
German Language and Literature1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other1
Grand Total3,3651,340237
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate49%46%51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
21,067
Citations
823,921

Publication count by topic

Psychology
3,971
Physics
2,253
Mathematics
1,788
Chemistry
1,708
Computer science
1,534
Biology
1,377
Medicine
1,100
Materials science
1,092
Sociology
1,003
Political science
923
Engineering
685
Business
651
Economics
604
Geology
460
History
433
Geography
320
Art
261
Philosophy
240
Environmental science
209

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History1413,070
Physics178233,588
Psychology189195,803
Philosophy2671,423
Business29025,478
Political science3257,504
Art343620
Sociology35617,154
Geography4099,190
Geology43714,009
Mathematics44436,085
Economics49114,542
Computer science63831,813
Engineering67911,316
Medicine80941,626
Biology82554,002
Materials science89222,381
Environmental science9035,210
Chemistry93734,766

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903012431
19913052643
19923203170
19933503288
19943323835
19953614448
19963505103
19973765546
19983416240
19993726704
20003837156
20013998313
20023949301
200343610874
200445411951
200552113842
200654515898
200757518948
200866321496
200966924593
201067927723
201176036716
201286249099
201385156458
201486256424
201589365229
201681964105
201779152239
201874747229
201980252577
202077553664

General info

Alternative namesNIU
Founded1895
WikipediaNorthern Illinois University
MottoForward, Together Forward
Colorscardinal, black
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff2,928
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois, 60115-2828
United States
City population44,000
Phone8008923050
Fax+1 (815) 753 0198

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