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Northern Illinois University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1895
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 18,816
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $2,567,568
Admissions Address

PO Box 3001
DeKalb, IL 60115

Website

http://www.niu.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admission-info@niu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: N/A
Admissions office telephone: (815) 753-0446
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: N/A (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 2 3
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 16,030
Total acceptances: 10,332
Total freshman enrollment: 3,282
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 7,346
Male acceptances: 4,718
Male freshman enrollment: 1,629
 
Female applicants: 8,684
Female acceptances: 5,614
Female freshman enrollment: 1,653
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,000
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 600


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 72%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 94%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 2%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 25
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 20 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.6% 4.8% 4.4%
24-29 32.7% 29.9% 35.9%
18-23 54.6% 51.7% 42.7%
12-17 10.1% 13.3% 16.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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