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Northern Illinois University

School Profile

  • Northern Illinois UniversityPublic Four-year University in DeKalb, IL
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Regionally Accredited: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 18,431
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,881
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 18,398
Graduate Students: 5,669

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computational Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Nursing12345 Health
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Statistics/Probability

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $9,394
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $16,654

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197


Member: NCAA
Team name: Huskies


  • Ranked #194 National Universities
  • Ranked #154 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #60 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #111 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #231 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #121 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #136 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #129 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #55 Audiology
  • Ranked #220 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #99 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #102 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #125 English
  • Ranked #81 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #92 History
  • Ranked #127 Nursing
  • Ranked #143 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #145 Physics
  • Ranked #161 Psychology
  • Ranked #41 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #3 City Management & Urban Policy
  • Ranked #13 Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Ranked #56 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #60 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #1 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #26 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #7 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815) 753-0446
(800) 892-3050
Fax: (815) 753-8312
Contact: Robert Burk
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 54%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 54%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 19,025
Female applicants 10,539
Male applicants 8,486
Applicants accepted 10,338
Female applicants accepted 5,663
Male applicants accepted 4,675
Freshman enrollment 2,705
Female freshman enrollment 1,361
Male freshman enrollment 1,344
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 85%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 9%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 31%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 70%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 4%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 450-555
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-570
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 98%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A

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