Northern Illinois University Comparison

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Northern Illinois University
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Location Dekalb, IL
Setting Small Suburban
Students 17,169
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $9,466
Tuition (Out of State) $9,466
Room & Board $10,880
Avg Net Price $18,346
Avg Grant Aid $10,411
% Receiving Grant Aid 95%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 48.4%
Avg High School GPA 3.15
Admissions Standards Moderate
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 19/25
SAT Range 940/1170
Application Deadline Aug 1, 2020


Graduation Rate 56%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $47,600
Making Student Loan Payments 61%
Median Student Loan Debt $23,859
Median Loan Payment $246
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard