School Overview

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 years college located in Dekalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois ranked 219th in National Universities and 18th in Illinois Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 16,769 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. Northern Illinois's acceptance rate is 70.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern Illinois University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Northern Illinois University is 70.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 14.00%. The application fees are $40 for undergraduate programs and $40 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate70.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40

Tuition & Fees

Northern Illinois's 2022 tuition & fees is $14,392 for Illinois residents and $12,478 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $11,086 for Illinois residents and $11,390 for out-of-students.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,392$12,478
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,086$11,390
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 16,769 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,499 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Northern Illinois has 12,277 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 4,492 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students16,769
Undergraduate Students12,277
Graduate Students4,492
Online Enrollment1,499

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs140 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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