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Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1949, Chicago Teachers College (now Chicago State University) established the Chicago Teachers College (North Side) branch on the North Side of Chicago. The school relocated to the present site in 1961 and changed its name in 1965 to Illinois Teachers' College: Chicago North when control of the school passed into the hands of the State of Illinois.


Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top Degree Producers”.


NEIU has a rich breadth of research, scholarship, and creative activities that are the result of the engaged efforts of a wide array of faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The various research offices at NEIU and the Research and Creative Activities Advisory Group, whose members serve as liaisons to the broader Northeastern community, are here to support those activities. Please contact us with any ideas or concerns you have.

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Student services

The Student Employment Office is a combined effort between the Career Development Center and the Financial Aid Office to provide employment opportunities for currently enrolled undergraduates. This office offers a wide variety of student aide and work study jobs not requiring a Bachelor's degree.

Housing services

American Campus Communities (ACC) is Northeastern's partner in this project. ACC is the nation’s most prominent developer, owner, and manager of high-quality student housing communities. It brings exceptional service to universities and students, and extensive experience and dedication to the communities in which the universities reside. 

Library services

The Ronald Williams Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Northeastern Illinois University at four locations:

  • Main Library
  • CCICS Library
  • El Centro Library and Learning Resource Center
  • University Center of Lake Country

Medical services

We address the psychological and physical health, wellness, and well-being needs of our currently enrolled Northeastern Illinois University students. We are a diverse staff comprised of psychologists, nurses, post-doctoral fellows, practicum externs, and support staff.

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus is located on 67 acres in a quiet, residential community area of North Park, just 10 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. On the Main Campus you will find the Physical Education Complex, Ronald Williams Library, Bernard Brommel Hall, Lech Walesa Hall and Beck’s, the campus bookstore. The Offices of Enrollment Services, which includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships and Registration, are housed on the Main Campus.

Sports facilities

From swimming to Zumba, we've got everything you need to get fit, stay fit and raise the level of enjoyment in your life. We share the PE Building with the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, so please be aware that our schedules update often. Check in person at the front desk for the latest on what we have to offer during the semester.

Student clubs

Northeastern Illinois University currently has over 70 chartered student organizations. These organizations range in interest and activity, from cultural to academic or pre-professional, media, Greek-letter, and many more. The Office of Student Leadership Development is responsible for training, the continued program planning and success of these student organizations. If you are interested in club sports or intramural clubs, contact the Campus Recreation Office where those particular clubs are chartered and housed. 


The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not much of a social life but education was good

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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