Why Northeastern?

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

Affordability

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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 dependent children.

Flexibility

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We offer classes on weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online—and you can study abroad at more than 40 partner universities throughout the world, at Northeastern tuition rates.

Faculty

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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

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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

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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

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Be among the first to live in Northeastern’s new residence hall, The Nest, located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units are furnished and come with full-sized kitchens. Utilities are included.

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

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Margo Odiko-Pim, ​Psychology major

“I learned a lot in class and out of class. My time at Northeastern was a constant learning process.”

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Victoria Valentine, Special Education major

"Coming here has been an all-around life-changing experience and has allowed me to make so many meaningful and surprising connections with fellow students and staff."

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Steve Deeloo, Finance major

"What I really love about Northeastern is the diversity. You can easily relate to other students. The ones you can’t relate to, you can learn from."

Affordable Education

Northeastern guarantees your undergraduate tuition rate for four years. In 2018, 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 dependent children.

2019-20 In-state tuition and fees

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Undergraduate 

$14,637

Graduate 

$9,054

2019-20 Out-of-state tuition and fees

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Undergraduate 

$26,760

Graduate 

$16,473

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.

Contact Us

From the historic Bronzeville neighborhood to the northern suburbs, Northeastern has locations throughout the Chicago area that are positioned to help you achieve your goals and make a lasting impact on our society.

Admissions Office

(773) 442-4071
admrec@neiu.edu

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Money should not be a barrier to your pursuit of an excellent college education, and Northeastern is recognized for graduating students with some of the lowest debt totals in the nation. 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 dependent children.

Financial Aid

(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu

Scholarships

(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu

Student Employment

(773) 442-4696
student-employment@neiu.edu

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Students greatly increase their chances of academic success when they enroll in one of Northeastern’s Student Success programs. Take advantage of this opportunity to propel your academics and yourself on a path of achievements. 

Office of Student Success

(773) 442-5571
rlopez10@neiu.edu

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The Nest is located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units come fully furnished with full-size kitchens and utilities included.

The Nest Student Housing

(773) 442-4663
neiu@americancampus.com

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