Northeastern Illinois University Reviews
positives: quality education from teachers who care (almost all of them), one of the most affordable in Chicago, located outside the city, but transit is free for full time students, most students have full time jobs, its very diverse, its not really an echo chamber, it's safe on campus with officers always on patrol, there are many computers and study locations, there are many clubs and events (i use to appropriate funds to them), teachers are usually easily accessible, good class sizes, night classes are available and helpful to working students, free gym and pool, engaging classes negatives: the advising is difficult to maneuver (HAVE A GAME PLAN AND CONFIRM IT WITH SEVERAL ADVISORS AS OFTEN AS NEEDED), can be difficult to find the perfect schedule (but you can register early if you're on student govt or get good grades), on campus housing is very close and convenient but strict as its run by a private company, graduation rate is bad stay inspired, try a little to get decent grades, and you'll always find help. even a liberal arts degree can get you a job! im proof of that. months before i graduate i have a good paying job in korea lined up. make a rough plan and reevaluate it every semester/year. for the value, neiu is a top notch public university. would recommend to anyone trying to find a purpose. it saved my life.
What I enjoyed most about Northeastern were the professors. In my classes there were a variety of student demographics and often many of the students were at different levels. That never stopped my professors from pushing me to be the greatest I could be. They would always give me extra help or information when I needed it. The research labs are also intriguing because the professors really put their time into helping students excel. The Annual Research Symposium was always amazing and was a great event to be a part of as an undergraduate student. Sometimes, I wish that the institution itself was more organized. I had to fend for myself often. The advisors did not know what classes fulfill our majors and I ended up taking more general education classes that were not needed when I could have taken an interesting class towards my major. In addition, I had to do my own research for connections when I wanted to shadow various doctors. The school did not provide many resources for students who wanted to study beyond their school. Unfortunately due to the budget, the school also was not kept very clean towards my last semester. I know this was due to many of the custodians being laid off, but I felt that this affected the quality of my program. The chemistry and biology rooms became unorganized and often unsafe. Chemicals were left out that should have been refrigerated and teachers did not have the counter space to work on experiments. Northeastern has the potential to be great if the institution would fix these problems.
Northeastern Illinois University was definitely an affordable university, which gave me the luxury of not graduating with an insurmountable amount of debt. This is definitely one of those schools where your success is contingent on the effort you make. In my area of study, I was fortunate to have professors with ivy league experience and whom had a lot of great advice to offer. I felt like I could talk to any of my professors at any given time, which I was incredibly grateful for. It is a small college, but that does not take away the quality of education you can receive from there.
Northeastern Illinois University has a very large diverse body of students. I believe that this is one unit which shapes our university in a beautiful way. There are so many organizations and opportunities to meet new people of race, religions and so much more. The diversity offered at this school has brought thousands of wonderful things to our university.Northeastern Illinois university does offer many internship opportunities to students in a number of different facilities, schools and organizations. Northeastern is paired with a few organizations which allows students of a specific major complete their community hours as well as their wish to intern. Hence, NEIU is constantly having career and job fairs on a daily basis which allows students, like my self, to explore new options. Northeastern Illinois university not only offers a great variety of classes each semester, but it gives students incredible professors who enjoy teaching on a daily basis and watching their students grow. My experience these past couple of years has been beyond words. My classes were picked due to my major prerequisites and we're all fairly sized with or student body. I took five classes a semester and In each class, the professor had the ability to motivate and help each and every individual, including myself in a acceptable manor.
The "University Without Walls" Bachelor Degree Program was outstanding & dedicated to adult mature students who have multiple years of life experiences as well as work experience. I documented all into a portfolio; which allowed me to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. This contributed greatly to my field of expertise.
Northeastern University is a wonderful school with an exceptional co op program that prepares students for the future in developing professional skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The Bouve College has a great co-op advising team that partners with many healthcare facilities in Boston including Mass General, Brighams, BMC, and others to provide students great learning experiences for those interested in pursuing the health professions.
The University really excels at its business education. They are sure to employ professors with Global business experience to provide students with a well-rounded education and an incredible wealth of knowledge. There are numerous opportunities for real-world experience. They also provide credit for life and career experience which is very helpful.
I completed my Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern Illinois University located in Chicago. I graduated with my Community Health Degree and minor in Physical Education. I am very fortunate to have received my degree because it has helped me in many job openings that require at least a Bachelor's Degree. During my completion of my degree, most classes were very flexible and some professors were very helpful. I gained knowledge and education at the same time.
Great school. Good location. Commuter school - but I guess they are building dorms in the area now. Classes during the day and night. Small and diverse. Celebrates cultures. Understands that a lot of the students that attend the school are working or parents - they work with you and your schedule for the most part. Great on the budget although you do get what you pay for.. Hidden fees, long lines and long wait, small staff. Have to figure things out yourself and do it all yourself. Plus they need more parking.