If you are thinking about applying to Northeastern Illinois University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is July 15 and the application fee is $30.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Northeastern Illinois University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||6.63%|
|Mean SAT Score||915|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
Northeastern Illinois University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Northeastern Illinois University is slightly difficult. Northeastern Illinois University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Northeastern Illinois University accepted 61% of all applicants, around 2,965 of the 4,885 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Northeastern Illinois University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Northeastern Illinois University must submit the following items. Double check with Northeastern Illinois University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Northeastern Illinois University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Out of all students that were admitted, 51.85% submitted a class rank. At Northeastern Illinois University 6.63% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21.94% were in the top 25% and 52.04% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Northeastern Illinois University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||6.63%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11.67%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13.79%|
|3.00 and 3.24||16.71%|
|2.50 and 2.9||32.89%|
|2.00 and 2.49||10.87%|
Northeastern Illinois University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Northeastern Illinois University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 81% of Northeastern Illinois University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northeastern Illinois University applicants, you should strive to earn between 820 and 980 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northeastern Illinois University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 980 and 25% of scored lower than 820, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Northeastern Illinois University student is 915.
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To be most competitive at Northeastern Illinois University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 21 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northeastern Illinois University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.
A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northeastern Illinois University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Northeastern Illinois University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Northeastern Illinois University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northeastern Illinois University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northeastern Illinois University.
Does Northeastern Illinois University accept transfer credits?
Northeastern Illinois University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northeastern Illinois University accepts:
Does Northeastern Illinois University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Northeastern Illinois University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northeastern Illinois University?
Northeastern Illinois University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Northeastern Illinois University's acceptance rate?
Northeastern Illinois University's acceptance rate is 61%.
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How hard is it to get into Northeastern Illinois University? Northeastern Illinois University is a less selective institution. The Northeastern Illinois University acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Northeastern Illinois University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Northeastern Illinois University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
980 and Above
820 to 980
820 and Less
The median SAT score for Northeastern Illinois University students is 915. Applicants with SAT scores of 980 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northeastern Illinois University, while applicants with SAT scores between 820 to 980 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 820 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northeastern Illinois University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Northeastern Illinois University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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