Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)

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Northeastern Illinois University can be found in Chicago, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. NEIU has an enrollment of about 12,000 students.

A large majority of students at Northeastern Illinois University scored in the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the NEIU average GPA (2.71 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at Northeastern Illinois University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 25 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected NEIU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NEIU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northeastern Illinois University was reported as 60.1% in Fall 2013 with over 5,290 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NEIU ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • NEIU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Northeastern Illinois University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of NEIU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northeastern Illinois University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 74.3%
  • 2010-2011: 65.5%
  • 2011-2012: 64.3%
  • 2012-2013: 62.5%
  • 2013-2014: 60.1%
  • Projected NEIU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.1%

How Does NEIU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northeastern Illinois University is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Loyola University Chicago91.4%
Concordia University-Chicago54.4%
Roosevelt University78.8%
Illinois Institute of Technology57.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NEIU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score16 - 21
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