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Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Public
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Northeastern Illinois University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Northeastern Illinois University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 15 and the fee for the application is $30.

Northeastern Illinois University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Northeastern Illinois University's admissions stats.

Northeastern Illinois University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 2.54%
Mean SAT Score 915
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 21%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Northeastern Illinois University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Northeastern Illinois University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Northeastern Illinois University?

Northeastern Illinois University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Northeastern Illinois University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Northeastern Illinois University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Northeastern Illinois University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Northeastern Illinois University

What does Northeastern Illinois University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Northeastern Illinois University for more information on admission factors.

Northeastern Illinois University Application Requirements

To apply to Northeastern Illinois University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Northeastern Illinois University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Northeastern Illinois University?

Students admitted to Northeastern Illinois University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59.7% submitted a class rank. At Northeastern Illinois University 2.54% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 17.26% were in the top 25% and 53.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Northeastern Illinois University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6.21%
3.75 and 3.99 8.08%
3.50 and 3.74 8.08%
3.25 and 3.49 12.42%
3.00 and 3.24 19.57%
2.50 and 2.9 41.62%
2.00 and 2.49 3.11%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Northeastern Illinois University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Northeastern Illinois University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Northeastern Illinois University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 21% of Northeastern Illinois University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Northeastern Illinois University?

To be competitive with other Northeastern Illinois University applicants, you should aim to score between 850 and 1020 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northeastern Illinois University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1020 and 25% of scored lower than 850, 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. ### What is a Good ACT Score for Northeastern Illinois University?

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More Information on Transferring to Northeastern Illinois University

For transfer students, it is not 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

Northeastern Illinois University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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?

❌ No, Northeastern Illinois University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Northeastern Illinois University?

🟨 Northeastern Illinois University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Northeastern Illinois University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective



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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Northeastern Illinois University ACT Scores


ACT Range

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Northeastern Illinois University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1020


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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.

Northeastern Illinois University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Northeastern Illinois University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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