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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Dekalb, IL. The 2019 average net price at Northern Illinois University is $22,686. Acceptance rate is 54.38%. The school has a total enrollment of 17,169.


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Location: Dekalb, IL
Student Body: 17,169
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Suburban
Web Site: www.niu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 54.38%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 54.38%
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $40
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
Tuition: $9,466
Grad Tuition: $11,904
Room and Board: $10,880
Books and Supplies: $1,400
Other Fees: $5,165
Net Price In-District/State: $22,686
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,856
  • Men / Women Ratio: 865 / 991
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 490 - 600
  • Median SAT Math Range: 480 - 590
  • Median ACT Range: 19 - 25
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 71
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 16
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 21%
  • Health Professions: 13%
  • Education: 11%
  • Engineering: 8%
  • Computer Science: 7%

Academic Programs

Northern Illinois University offers 141 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsNorthern Illinois University offers 59 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsNorthern Illinois University offers 58 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General Degree
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsNorthern Illinois University offers 22 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Education
English Literature
Health Professions
History
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsNorthern Illinois University offers 2 Certificate Programs
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 45%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 53%
  • 1st Year Retention: 73%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $45,100
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 17,169
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 56%
  • Hispanic Students: 15%
  • Black Students: 13%
  • Asian Students: 6%
  • Non-resident, alien: 5%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%
  • Unknown: <1%