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Study at Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public university situated in Chicago, Illinois. NEIU was established in 1867. The university has more than 1, 500 staff members. NEIU offers undergraduate programs through:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education
Northeastern Illinois University offers graduate programs through:

  • Graduate College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate College of Business and Management
  • Graduate College of Education
The sports teams of NEIU are called the Golden Eagles, and the team colors are royal blue and gold. The baseball team of the university won the Mid-Continent Conference championship in 1996. The university also has football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams. Miguel del Valle, former Illinois state senator, and esayist and scholar Muhammed Abdullah al-Ahari are among the famous alumni of this university.

Profile of Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is in a large city, in Chicago, IL. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Northeastern Illinois University earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Northeastern Illinois University Selectivity

Northeastern Illinois University does not admit all applicants.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Northeastern Illinois University, in 2007, had 12, 814 students (8, 739 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students at the school are part-timers.

Northeastern Illinois University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching614elementary school teaching, special ed, educational administration, reading teaching, school Counselling, early childhood education, teacher education, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Liberal Arts604liberal arts and sciences, history, speech and rhetoric, English, political science, sociology, Spanish language, linguistics, . . .
Business and Management289accounting, business management, finance, marketing, business
Science87biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering67computer science
Family and Social Work64social work, social service professions
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling55psychology, community health services, Counselling psychology
Art Studies28art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11exercise science
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy

Contact: Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N Saint Louis Ave

Chicago, IL 60625-4699

General Phone: (773) 583-4050


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