|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||6%|
|Student to faculty ratio||14:1|
|Dormitory capacity||5,000 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Northern Illinois University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 14,980 applications and 7,766 students were granted admission. Northern Illinois University is at the #50 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 98% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 2% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||900 to 1120|
|ACT||19 to 25|
Northern Illinois University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,931 and in-state students paid $9,465.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Northern Illinois University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,477 (which is 1% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northern Illinois University in 2016-2017, was 1,572, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,110 (which is 15.2% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Northern Illinois University has enrolled a total of 19,015 students (14,616 students full-time and 4,399 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 19,015 students, 1,727 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 14,079 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,936 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 465 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 13%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northern Illinois University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||7%||434|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||5%||312|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||5%||279|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||4%||261|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||4%||217|
|Legal Professions And Studies||3%||176|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||3%||172|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northern Illinois University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Northern Illinois University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,300. Last year, out of the total 6,081 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,716 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,686 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,151 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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