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Northeastern Illinois University is a fully-accredited* state university that attracts students from around the world. Northeastern is located in Chicago - America’s third largest city. Despite the urban surroundings, our 67-acre main campus is a welcoming oasis to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who attend and study in one of our more than 80 bachelor's and master's programs in one of three colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business & Management, or Education. Our university is consistently ranked as the most ethnically diverse university in the Midwestern United States, as well as one of the best investments in the United States (# 6 in 2012).

* The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission

Student applying for the Program must apply on their own. Please do not have family or friends apply on behalf of you, as this creates issues with admission supplemental forms and I-20. 

3 ways for you to begin your education in the United States:

1. undergraduate study / bachelor's degree;
2. graduate study / master's degree;
3. english as a second language / conditional admission

International Student Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: June 15

Spring Semester: October 1

Summer Session I: March 1

Summer Session II: April 1

1. Undergraduate Study / Bachelor's Degree

Are you coming to start -- or finish -- your bachelor's degree? Find out more on how to apply in the Apply as an Undergraduate

2. Graduate Study / Master's Degree

Are you advancing your education with a master's degree? You can find more information in Apply for a Master's.

3. English as a Second Language / Conditional Admission

Do you need to improve your English? Then you need to apply to SAELL, Northeastern's intensive English program (ESL). You can request "language only" or "conditional admission" (Note: For "conditional admission", please indicate whether you want to enter an undergraduate or graduate program after you meet your language proficiency requirement. To find out more about the program and how to apply check out the Intensive English Program (SAELL) page.


Experience university life at The Nest, our new residence hall located on the Main Campus. Find out more about the Nest. View floor plans, learn about the amenities, take a virtual tour and apply online to live in the Nest. 

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