Average in Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Northeastern Illinois University is considered to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1509 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Northeastern Illinois University is ranked #232 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average. When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Northeastern Illinois University.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Northeastern Illinois University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced. It is ranked at #829 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,690 males and 4,722 females. Where available, the chart below also shows the male to female distribution among Northeastern Illinois University's faculty.
Popular School in One State: Low Geographic Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from within your home state?
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college. All students attending Northeastern Illinois University come from within the state. This places Northeastern Illinois University's level of geographic diversity far below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #2136.
International Students at Northeastern Illinois University
There is a medium sized community of international students at Northeastern Illinois University. For more information, see the International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Northeastern Illinois University, 32% of students are in this age bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. This school appears to attract a majority of older students. The bar chart below shows the age distribution of the undergraduate student body at Northeastern Illinois University.