Total Cost $22,700
Total Enrollment 24,424
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 17 : 1

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

Founded in 1895 as Northern Illinois State Normal School, Northern Illinois University is a multipurpose educational institution, mature in its aims and ideals and confident of its capacity to respond to the demands of the future. The university's growth and development since its creation attest to its ability to respond to changing circumstances, to support new initiatives, and to preserve the enduring values that sustain its fundamental purposes. The central mission of the university is the transmission, expansion, and application of knowledge through teaching, research and artistry, and public service. In fulfilling that mission, Northern Illinois University meets the needs more »

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities ROTC (Army)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus Setting Suburb: Small
Disability Services Student 3% or less
Admissions Office Phone (815) 753-1000
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address Northern Illinois University 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
Application Fee $30

In order to be accepted to Northern Illinois University, you should have:

  • A High School GPA
  • A High School Record
  • Completed a college prep course
  • SAT and ACT test scores
Test Scores
SAT Reading (25th Percentile) 430
SAT Reading (75th Percentile) 580
SAT Math (25th Percentile) 450
SAT Math (75th Percentile) 600
ACT Composite (25th Percentile) 19
ACT Composite (75th Percentile) 24
ACT English (25th Percentile) 19
ACT English (75th Percentile) 25
ACT Math (25th Percentile) 17
ACT Math (75th Percentile) 25
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