Northeastern Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 50 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CACREP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 9,891 (8,095 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 79% part-time, 21% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,187 in-state; $13,091 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a great school to earn a great education in. The professors, student and faculty were very helpful and provided all kind of assistance to their student. I was able to earn my undergraduate degree in the field of Psychology and had an internship with Northeastern Illinois University. I learned how to explore, study and expand my horizon with psychological behaviors, attitudes and I was able to monitor and observe these behaviors while finishing my degree.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Although the quality of the program is high, the scope is narrow
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Since I was a teenager, I have been curious about the human mind and passionate about helping people who struggled with mental distress. I have always believed that if I keep an open mind, free of judgment and pre-conceptions, and a caring personality, I will be able to touch the lives of people in need. The people in mental distress that I’ve encountered during my many hours of internship back in college, and my volunteer work at DuPage Mental Health Services and The Institute for Therapy through the Arts at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston made me realize that mental distress appears in many different ways and levels. In addition, the interaction with a variety of patients taught that a counselor should focus on the person as a whole and not on his/her label or disease. I have learned so much through my exposure to people suffering from mental distress. Those experiences certainly impact my life profoundly, making me a better human being. I could not be in any other field besides the mental health field. I am patient, ethical, and compassionate with an empowering attitude. I strongly believe that the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Northeastern Illinois University will provide me with a broader and deeper knowledge of mental health, a new set of skills, and intensive field training that are essential to a counselor’s role. This degree in addition to my qualification based on my background of work, skills, multi-cultural experiences, education and strong work ethic, will surely enable me to make a difference in such a challenging field. I hope to be an active asset to a counseling clinic, community counseling agency or crisis center where I can help my community. Respectfully, Ana Ferraz-Castilho
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Northeastern Illinois University is a great school to achieve a degree. However the school requires a lot of work and determination. I'm currently in the graduate Psychology/Gerontology program. The program is to learn about seniors and the aging process. This program allows me a great learning opportunity. The professors are very professional and they take time to work with students. The tuition at Northeastern is also very affordable. I would recommend students to enroll at Northeastern Illinois University.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this graduate program is that the staff are amazing. They are informative, responsive and receptive. The cons is that the Financial Aid Dept is completely unorganized.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2017

I just need money to complete my education dream and to pay back my community.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Cost is low so quality for the price is good, but some teachers are more concerned with relating students than they are with actually teaching.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program has been evolving during my time. We just changed to have EdTpa as a qualification for graduation. This applies a lot of pressure because even the administration are still learning about the program. However, I feel as though it will weed out those whom are not ready to teach in the field. I also feel as though I have learned more from my experience working in a school than I have at college.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: CACREP-accredited, suited to the lifestyle of adult students returning to school, affordability compared with similar programs at other schools Cons: none so far!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Faculty are SO invested in their students. They get back to you asap and are always willing to meet with you to go over anything that might be unclear. The campus is well put together and organized in a good manner. Cons: The time of the classes are often offered too late and don't work with my schedule all the time but I have been able to make adjustments to make it work.
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