Northeastern was founded in 1867 as Cook County’s first teacher training institution. Today, Northeastern attracts students from all over the world, and our 67-acre main campus in Chicago is a welcoming space to the nearly 12,000 commuter students who attend NEIU. We provide our students with quality choices, offering more than seventy undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, education, and business.

Northeastern’s additional locations in Chicago and Lake County help our world-class faculty encourage students to integrate classroom instruction with field-based learning, research, and service locally and around the globe.

The Fitness and Wellness department at NEIU promotes RE CREATION with programs and events for NEIU students, staff, faculty, alumni and community.