Northeastern Illinois University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


Northeastern Illinois University is dedicated to both excellence and access. The most important facets of the university's mission are to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs to a broad spectrum of students and to foster student growth and development. To these ends, the university attaches primary importance to excellence in teaching. Since program quality is enhanced by professional activities beyond the classroom on the part of the faculty, emphasis is also given to pure and applied research and to academic and public service. Northeastern Illinois University preserves the finest traditions of university education, augmented by active involvement in the metropolitan area, on behalf of the residents of Illinois.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12320
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 421

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
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Contact Information

5500 N St Louis Ave
Chicago Illinois 60625


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Main Phone: 773-583-4050

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Admissions Contact:
Daniela A. Vitale
Admissions Counselor, Enrollment Services

Transfer Services Contact:
Zarrin Kerwell
Administrative Assistant, Admissions Counseling and Recruitment, Enrollment Services

International Admissions Contact:
Janet P. Fredericks
Director, International Programs and Student Services

Athletics Contact:
No Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer applicant must have earned a cumulative "C" average for all college work attempted.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfers must complete 30+ semester hours of completed college or university credit at the time of application or apply as a freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 60 and a four-year is 90.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have earned less than 30 semester hours of college credit you must rank in the top half of your high school graduating or have an ACT composite of 19 and above or an SAT combined score of 890 or above.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Must be in good standing at the last college attended on a full-time basis for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
A non-refundable application fee of $25.

Other Requirements:
If you have earned less than 30 semester hours of college credit you must have had: Four years of English, Three years of Mathematics, Three years of Social Science, Three years of Natural Science, Two years of Fine Arts in high school.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2217

Transfers Accepted: 1796

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 81%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2009



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Northeastern makes every effort to extend financial assistance to qualified students in need of funds to complete their education. NIU offers assistance in meeting these expenses through loans, grants, scholarships and student employment programs.

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