Northeastern Illinois University Fast Facts
Northeastern Illinois University is a school in Chicago that offers a summer transition program for first year students entering from high school. This six-week program consists of academic classes in the morning, and then workshops, recreational activities, and counseling in the afternoons. Students at Northeastern Illinois University can choose from more than 70 fields of study, including master’s degree programs in the Department of Counselor Education. Adult learners with busy schedules can earn a bachelor’s degree through the school’s Nontraditional Degree Programs, which feature flexible class times.
The university, often abbreviated as NEIU, offers more than 70 student organizations, as well as Greek life and student government. Students can also explore campus media through The Independentnewspaper, Que Ondee Sola magazine, and the WZRD school radio station. Student athletes can play sports at the intramural and club level and work out in the fitness center. Notable NEIU alumni include Luis V. Gutierrez, the first Latino from the Midwest to be elected to Congress.
Location: Chicago, IL (7 miles directly north of the NLCP campus)
Number of Undergraduates: 9,500
Percentage of Black students: 9%
Percentage of Latino students: 50%
Overall 4 year graduation rate: 3%
Overall 5 year graduation rate: 13%
Overall 4 year minority graduation rate: 2%
Overall 5 year minority graduation rate: 9%
North Lawndale Alumni graduation rate:
North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (Those returning to school):
Average % of financial need met: 34%
Estimated cost of attendance: $11,789
Average indebtedness at graduation: $12,100
Admission Contact: Admissions Office
Alumni Network Contact:
Academic Support Programs:
- Project Success is an educational outreach program to urban students who demonstrate academic potential but do not meet standard NEIU admission requirements. Project Success also accepts students who do meet standard NEIU admissions requirements but would like to receive the services that Project Success provides.
- TRIO Student Support Services program provides academic support to first generation and income-qualifying students, and students with disabilities.