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Northern Illinois University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $7,871 $8,589 $9,728 $10,666 9.6%
Out-of-state $13,421 $14,739 $16,896 $18,410 9.0%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,400 16.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,974 $7,568 $8,344 $8,112 -2.8%
Other $2,184 $2,132 $2,100 $2,522 20.1%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $18,229 $19,489 $21,372 $22,700 6.2%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $23,779 $25,639 $28,540 $30,444 6.7%

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Map of Northern Illinois University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 17,787 7,915 9,811
Percent admitted 59% 60% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 30% 28%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 89 3%
ACT 2,992 99%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 430 580
SAT Math 450 600
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 17 25

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1915 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels 1/31/2003 -   Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1978 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 12/1/1961 -   Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 4/1/1989 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 3/12/1982 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 4/1/1972 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 4/11/1989 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 10/22/1973 - 1/8/2003 Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 10/22/1973 -   Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology 1/8/2003 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/20/2002 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/20/2002 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 5/31/1997 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1969 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1980 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1981 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1954 -   Accredited