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东北 Illinois University is a vibrant learning and research community, with its Main Campus on the Northwest Side of Chicago and three other locations in the area. 东北大学, more than 100 countries are represented by our student body, and the student-to-teacher ratio is a low 13 to 1. Here is what you also should know about 东北.

Awards and Recognitions

东北, a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, is consistently recognized as a national leader among its peers. Here are some of the highlights:



  • 根据 ASecureLife.com, 东北 is ranked seventh in the nation and first in Illinois with the lowest rates of property-related crime on college and university campuses.

  • In 2017, according to College Stats, 东北 is the nation’s third-safest campus. In addition, YourLocalSecurity ranked 东北 as the safest campus in Illinois.



东北’s top 10 majors from the Fall 2020 semester: 

  1. 计算机科学
  2. 心理学
  3. 社会工作
  4. 会计
  5. 生物学
  6. Interdisciplinary Studies
  7. Communication, Media and Theatre
  8. 管理
  9. 司法研究
  10. Early Childhood Education

Four Chicago-Area Locations 

Access to Opportunity is one of 东北’s six written values. We offer a variety of classes and degree-granting programs at four locations. Enrollment, financial aid and academic support services are offered at each location.

东北 Illinois University (Main Campus) 

雅各H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies


University Center of Lake County


东北 Illinois University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Read more information about all of 东北's accreditations.