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Northeastern Illinois University is a vibrant learning and research community, with its Main Campus on the Northwest Side of Chicago and three other locations in the area. At Northeastern, more than 100 countries are represented by our student body, and the student-to-teacher ratio is a low 16 to 1. Here is what you also should know about Northeastern.

Awards and Recognitions

Northeastern, a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, is consistently recognized as a national leader among its peers. Here are some of the highlights:

Low student debt

  • According to U.S. News & World Report and , Northeastern is the best in the state and among the nation’s leaders at graduating students with the least debt.



Top 10 Majors

Northeastern’s top 10 majors from the Fall 2018?semester:?

  1. Computer Science
  2. Psychology
  3. Social Work
  4. Biology
  5. Accounting
  6. Interdisciplinary Studies
  7. Management
  8. Communication, Media and Theatre
  9. Justice Studies
  10. General Business Administration

Four?Chicago-Area Locations?

Access to Opportunity is one of Northeastern’s . We offer a variety of classes and degree-granting programs at four locations. Enrollment, financial aid and academic?support services are offered at each location.

Northeastern Illinois University (Main Campus)?

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

El Centro


Northeastern Illinois University has regional accreditation through the?. Read more information?about all of?Northeastern's accreditations.