Why Northeastern?

Here are six reasons why Northeastern is an excellent fit for you.

Affordability

We guarantee tuition rates for four consecutive years to continuously enrolled undergraduates. Students from Illinois’ neighboring states pay in-state tuition, as do active military duty students, veterans, their spouses, and their dependents.

Flexibility

We offer classes on weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online—and at more than 30 partner universities throughout the world, at Northeastern tuition rates.

Faculty

Our faculty will prepare you to think critically, adapt to change, solve problems, and become a leader in your chosen field—qualities employers seek.

Diversity

You will meet people from all walks of life at Northeastern, rated “one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations

Northeastern’s Main Campus is on the Northwest Side of Chicago, with other locations in the city and beyond. Take advantage of our connections to explore the cultural and professional opportunities Chicago has to offer.

Housing

Be among the first to live in Northeastern’s brand new residence hall, The Nest, located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units come fully furnished with individual leases.

Our Programs

Northeastern Illinois University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure, and endorsement programs. Find the one that is right for you.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Affordable Education

Northeastern guarantees your undergraduate tuition rate for four years. In 2016, we ranked No. 1 for “least debt” among Midwest regional universities by U.S. News and World Report. Our in-state tuition covers students from neighboring states, and military members including their dependents.

2017-18 In-state tuition and fees

Undergraduate 

$13,419.60

Graduate 

$8,190.06

2017-18 Out-of-state tuition and fees

Undergraduate 

$24,739.20

Graduate 

$15,117.72

The tuition and fees shown are for full-time undergraduate (30 credits) and graduate (18 credits) students for one academic year. See the breakdown for detailed information.

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NEIU Nest

Visit our brand new residence hall, The Nest, located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units come fully furnished with full-sized kitchens and utilities included. Individual liability leases and roommate matching are available.

Residents of The Nest also have access to the following amenities:

  • Academic Success Center with iMacs
  • Private study lounge
  • Fitness center with cardio and weight machines
  • Recreation center with billiards, ping-pong, vintage arcade games, Xbox One, and Golden Tee®
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • 24-hour on-call staff

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We have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report for having the lowest percentage of students incurring debt among all regional universities in the U.S.

We guarantee our tuition rates for four consecutive years to continuously enrolled undergraduate students. Students from Illinois’ neighboring states pay in-state tuition, as do active military duty students, veterans, their spouses, and their dependents.

2016-2017 Tuition Rates and Fees per Credit Hour

In-state/neighboring state: Undergraduate $349.37/ Graduate $356.36
Out-of-state: Undergraduate $698.74/ Graduate $712.71
Fees: $65.25

Learn about financing your education

Transfer Tuesday

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Student Union, Alumni Hall

All prospective transfer students interested in learning more about transferring to Northeastern Illinois University should come to this event. 

The events that are from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union also have the option to come later in the day. Staff will be available after 3:00 p.m. up to 6:00 p.m. if that time is more convenient for you. Please set an appointment to ensure you receive the attention you need for this important step in your education.

At these events you will:

  • Learn about the application process
  • Apply for a program
  • Provide unofficial transcripts and receive an informal transcript evaluation
  • Learn about student housing
  • Take a campus tour
  • Understand next steps in the enrollment process

Register

Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern Illinois University!

You have a series of steps to complete for a smooth transition to Northeastern. These may include financing your education, ensuring required documents are turned in, exploring living options, setting up online University-issued accounts, registering for placement tests and orientation, meeting advisors, and registering for classes. Find out your next steps.

Next Steps