Northeastern Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.98 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 9,538 (7,665 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 81% part-time, 19% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,189 in-state; $15,117 out-of-state
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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the program still is undergoing modifications being a new program. Not every question has an answer.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The MAT program is now in its second year. I am excited to be half way through the program now and excited to start my career in Early Childhood Education.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Small program, therefore professors and academic advisors are easily accessible. Professors in this department are passionate and care about field. The small program also makes classes less accessible with some only offered every 2 years. Program does not have a cohort so there isn't a sense of comradery among grad students.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Like any other graduate program there is always great load of work that I have to do. It is hard but it will pay off someday.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience here has been outstanding so far. Everyone has been so helpful with admissions and getting into the counseling program. This is my first summer there and I am excited to continue my education here.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

So far, I have had a wonderful experience at NEIU. The faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who are understanding of the demands placed on students who work full-time.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros would be that it is a wonderful, accredited program. Cons would be that because NEIU is an AFFORDABLE commuter university, that most people think cheap equals terrible! I am here to let you know this is not the case at all! Why pay more for an equal educational experience?
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that my best professors are adjunct members, and the tenured are just sitting back and enjoying the ride. With a few exceptions, most tenure are reluctant to stay for help outside of class and are generally ill prepared for lectures. That is unfortunate. Also, given that NEIU is a state institution and going through a ton of bureaucratic manipulation, there tends to be a lot of that stress spilling over into the classroom. I do not work for the state. Rather I am paying the state for this education, so let's try to keep the power struggles and egos away from the quality of education. One thing that I absolutely adore about this university is the number of international and ESL students. I think the sociolinguistic aspects of the institution is remarkable. If you are planning to enter into a field that deals with this population, there are many, many opportunities to get started right away on campus.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The program was fairly easy to get into. I worked closely with the program director, got my packet together promptly and went on from there.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoy my experience at NEIU. The education is great and affordable. However, the neighborhood is a bit dry. Nothing to do, but laundry and hookah bars. I think the teachers at NEIU could use more training, but overall there are some good ones.
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