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Northeastern Illinois University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Northeastern Illinois University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,016 out of 4,499 applicants or 67% were admitted making Northeastern Illinois University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Northeastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,435 1,912 4,499
Accepted 1,698 1,210 3,016
Acceptance Rate 70% 63% 67%
Enrolled 414 335 749
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern Illinois University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Northeastern Illinois University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern Illinois University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 715. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 905 out of 1600. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 810 1000
SAT Reading 350 500
SAT Math 460 500
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 14 21
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >78%
18 to 20 Avg + 67%-78%
16 to 18 Avg - 54%-67%
14 to 16 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 14 Low <41%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >78%
905 to 1000 Avg + 67%-78%
810 to 905 Avg - 54%-67%
715 to 810 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 715 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Northeastern Illinois University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern Illinois University was 2.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northeastern Illinois University accepts 67% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 8% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147776 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern Illinois University.



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