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Colleges / Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Public

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public, state university in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Northeastern Illinois University was founded in 1961. The university enrolls around 6,440 students a year, including 4,608 undergrads.

Northeastern Illinois University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

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Northeastern Illinois University is located Chicago.

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College Info

5500 North St Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Campus Setting: Urban

Northeastern Illinois University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northeastern Illinois University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northeastern Illinois University is Continuous processing.

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Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1020


Math SAT Range

Not available


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Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1020 and Above


850 to 1020


850 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northeastern Illinois University students is 915. Applicants with SAT scores of 1020 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northeastern Illinois University, while applicants with SAT scores between 850 to 1020 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 850 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northeastern Illinois University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northeastern Illinois University is like? There are approximately 6,440 students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University, including 4,608 undergraduate students and 1,832 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IL and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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