Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

Questions and Answers

Allison R.
22 days ago
Is NIU test optional?
Chineze O.
1 month ago
Does your university offer student employment to international students?
Tyler N.
2 months ago
What kind of labs are available to support your Science programs?
Hannah L.
2 months ago
What are your school requirements to be part of the marching band?
Abdulahad H.
2 months ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at your school?
Nevaeh L.
2 months ago
Are freshmen allowed to have a car on-campus?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (54% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

55% White
16% Hispanic
14% Black
5% Asian
3% Multiracial
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)122k
Senior Software Engineer105k
Software Engineer74k
Electrical Engineer71k
Software Developer70k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)67k
Mechanical Engineer65k
Based on 20,405 student responses
53.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
97kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$14,610 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.