Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

Overview

Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
School Websitewww.niu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Northern Illinois University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Dekalb, Illinois that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 14,154 students applied to Northern Illinois University. Of those students, 7,698 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Northern Illinois University was $9,465, in addition to fees of $5,152. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Northern Illinois University.

Northern Illinois University has a 46% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Northern Illinois University acceptance rate is 54%. To put this into perspective, 7,698 of the 14,154 students who applied to Northern Illinois University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Northern Illinois University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Northern Illinois University had an SAT score between the range of 970 and 1,190. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Northern Illinois University was between 19 and 25 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Northern Illinois University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Northern Illinois University, the tuition for in-state residents is $9,465. Combined with fees of $5,152, room and board costs of $10,880, other expenses of $2,220 and the $1,400 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $29,117.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $14,617 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Northern Illinois University to $29,117 for out-of-state students.

Students at Northern Illinois University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Northern Illinois University was $4,626 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 51%.

Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Northern Illinois University.

Northern Illinois University has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Illinois residents; in fact, 94% of all students reside in Illinois. However, 5% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at Northern Illinois University is 13:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Northern Illinois University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 23% students enroll at Northern Illinois University part-time; the other 13,184 students enrolled full-time.

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