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Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University


Address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699, USA

Website: www.neiu.edu

School Details

Key Facts

  • Northeastern has 10,000 students enrolled across four various campuses
  • The average class size is 19
  • Northeastern a four-year public institution recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Midwest region
  • 75% of classes are taught by full-time professors
  • Students have an opportunity to be involved in more than 70 student organizations and intramural clubs
  • Northeastern’s Main Campus spans 67 acres
  • Northeastern’s mascot is the Golden Eagle and school colors are Blue and Gold
  • Northeastern was originally founded in 1867 as Cook County’s first teacher-training institution
  • Student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1

Rankings & Accreditation

Newsweek – one of the leading weekly magazines in USA – ranked Northeastern as 6th Best Investment University in the United States

In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” publication Northeastern is ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. The University has held this distinction since 1997.

Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top Degree Producers” demonstrates that Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, Northeastern is accredited through these disciplinary bodies:

  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education

Student Population

  • Total: 10,275
  • International: 303
  • Vietnamese: 7

Entry Repuirements

  • Undergraduate: TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 6
  • Graduate: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5
  • ESL: Yes (SAELL)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees: $12,782
  • Living Expenses: $5,967
  • Others (Books & Supplies, Health Insurance and Personal Expenses): $7,173
  • Total Cost (on I-20): $25,922
  • Fees stated above are for undergraduate programs.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • No


Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago.


That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body.

Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area.

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