tuition & fees
graduate tuition & fees
acceptance rate
Student Population
online students
Number of Programs
Financial Aid Amount
SAT Scores
Graduation Rate

About Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 years college located in Dekalb, Illinois.
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. The acceptance rate at Northern Illinois University is 59.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern Illinois University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Net Price
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 59.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 25.00%.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate59.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $14,392 for Illinois residents and $14,392 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $11,086 for Illinois residents and $11,086 for out-of-students.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,392$14,392
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,086$11,086

Student Population

At Northern Illinois University, total 16,769 are attending classes. Among them, 1,499 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Northern Illinois has 12,277 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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