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Thrive tomorrow.

The state’s No. 1 regional public university for social mobility.

  Make some money while you’re making a difference! Northeastern Illinois University is a leader for social mobility—or increasing your earning power—according to U.S. News & World Report. NEIU can help you achieve your highest aspirations. 

Because this is home.

The Northeastern Advantage

Affordable Tuition

What’s even better than earning your college degree? Entering the workforce with little to no debt.

Alumni Advantage

With more than 82,000 graduates, we provide a valuable alumni network in Chicago and beyond.

Multicultural Experience

As one of the nation’s most diverse universities, we expose you to numerous viewpoints— experience future employers value.

Support System

Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to making sure you graduate with the tools for success.

Community Support

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better or been any more proud of my school. The fact that Northeastern supports the community, it helps the community do better, it gives them the chance they need. You can’t put a price on that.”


Steve Deeloo, Finance graduate


The Right Choice

“Making the decision to come to Northeastern was one of the best decisions I have made for my career because of all the ways it has supported me. Coming here has been an all-around life-changing experience and has allowed me to make so many meaningful and surprising connections with fellow students and staff.”


Victoria Valentine, Special Education graduate


Prepared for Success

“I feel prepared to go into any work environment because professors have taught me what to expect outside of the classroom.”


Francisco Sebastian, Accounting major


Great Professors

Northeastern has some of the best instructors I have ever met. They take their time to make sure you’re OK academically and personally. Choosing Northeastern was one of the best decisions of my life.”


Margo Odiko-Pim, Psychology graduate