Northeastern Illinois University

956 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Northeastern Illinois University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
730-1090
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,181/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,621/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,948/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,553/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,273/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    86%
  • Colorful
    11%
  • Average
    3%

After Northeastern Illinois University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses

Reviews

956 reviews
  • Excellent
    179
  • Very Good
    304
  • Average
    342
  • Poor
    77
  • Terrible
    54
Since this school was already a school that teaches students how to become teachers, it was perfect for me! I want to be an elementary school teacher and this school will definitely help me get there. Northeastern was known for being a teacher school, and it takes pride in their college of education program. It has expanded their fields, like business and management, music and theatre, etc, but the biggest department is the college of education. I took five classes here and it is definitely heavy duty, but well worth it. They have multiple workshops to help you on your skills with tests, writing papers, even getting organized.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 18 2014
Consider It Below Average – I actually came to this university because I pretty much didn't have a choice because of the recession, and I couldn't afford a tuition at any other of the states schools that have a yearly cost of over twenty grand. The only positives here are the tuition, which only costs six grand a year, and the fact graduate programs are offered here. There are possibilities to network and have connections with major companies through the departments. There are, however, more negatives with this school. The first is the low number of staff at the financial aid offices, and getting a clear answer from what is going on with your status. Not to mention there hardly any scholarships offered here. Other universities in Chicago put in much effort for easy transportation to their campuses. UIC and Roosevelt for example, other than bus cards, have van rides at located train stations that take students to campus. We do not. The atmosphere here is depressing due to the lack of upkeep and upgrading exterior and interior of the campus buildings. I give the most criticism to semester enrollment. I came from a community college where there were many selections and different time slots of one class. But the classes in each department are VERY limited. Some classes you need to take that are required will not be offered until next semester or next year! There needs to be more classes offered within a semester, this is regards to what is required for your major.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 17 2012
I originally liked going to school here. I loved meeting the friends that I have now and I'm thankful for having them in my life. I'm also glad for all the fun experiences I had in my classes. One being the trip I took to Pilsen with my class and observing a classroom full of kids and watching a teacher teach. It was great! My school is unique because it's very diverse and doesn't exclude anyone out just because they don't appear on a specific color of the rainbow.

With all that said, if I had to do it all over again, I would choose to go to another school because since this school is a commuter school, it's hard for me to commute all the way from the suburbs to the city. It would've been great to have housing and a roommate to share it with. The housing just really took the aspect of the college life away from me.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 18 2014