Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

#219 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Dekalb, ILDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree17,169 Students54.38 % Acceptance Rate13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

    Northern Illinois University is a public (4 years or high) college located in Dekalb, Illinois. It has a total enrollment of 17,169 including undergraduate (12,788) and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance rate at Northern Illinois University is 54.38% for academic year 2018-2019 (undergraduate school).

    Northern Illinois University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Rate54.38 %
    Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.11 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$40
    Graduate Application Fees$40

    The acceptance rate is 54.38% at Northern Illinois University where total 14,157 students applied and 7,698 were accepted. The yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 24.11% where 1,856 students finally enrolled out of 7,698 accepted students

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,631$14,610
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$14,407$11,280
    On-Campus Living Costs$10,880
    Off-Campus Living Costs$10,880

    The tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $14,631 for in-state students and $14,610 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $10,880 when living on campus and $10,880 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Meal Plan

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Northern Illinois University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students. It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Northern Illinois University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Northern Illinois University

Key Stats for Northern Illinois University

Costs of Attendance average in nation

Northern Illinois University$14,610
All U.S. Colleges$15,474
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$17,220
4 Years or High Colleges$19,284
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois$16,699

Admission Chances relatively difficult to get in


Acceptance Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges68.10%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges70.41%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges67.14%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois61.19%

Financial Helps average in nation


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges67.44%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges62.87%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges74.12%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois68.25%

Student Population small

Northern Illinois University17,169
All U.S. Colleges20,490,526
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,966,241
4 Years or High Colleges14,167,576
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois181,814

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges53.28%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois50.39%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois292

Contact Information & Online Resources


Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.,
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
800) 892-3050


Northern Illinois University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1915 - Current).
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