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Northern Illinois University - Public

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School ID: SU10089
Rank: 507
* Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
Applied number: 24

More than 80 percent of our undergraduates receive financial aid.

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  • Life experience
  • Job opportunities
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General decription

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college-educated teachers. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, it has satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 240,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. NIU is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division I. The university's athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Why choose us

  • More than 80 percent of our undergraduates receive financial aid. We believe a life-changing education should be within reach of everyone.
  • At NIU, you’ll be just down the road from the largest Midwestern city in the U.S. Northern Illinois describes not only an outstanding university, but an energetic region — literally at the center of everything.
  • The options at NIU are more than plentiful, with 100-plus courses of study.
  • We all know a great professor makes all the difference. NIU professors stand with the best, not only for the personal attention and hands-on experiences they provide, but also for the groundbreaking work they conduct in their fields.

    • Climate change?
      We're on it.
    • Cancer research?
      We're doing it.
    • Particle physics?
      Yep, we're on the cutting edge.
  • Working alongside NIU professors, you’ll have amazing opportunities in the laboratory, on stage, off campus in the Chicago region and maybe even in a foreign country.
  • Did you know more than half of our first-year students are also first-generation college students? No matter what life experiences you bring, you’ll have a home here.
  • Nothing speaks more to the value of an NIU education than our graduates. Our 240,000 Huskie alumni are found in just about all walks of life.
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Term|US$ 9,607.58
Cost of Living/Year US$ 11,448
Application Fee US$ 0
Estimated Total/Year US$ 0

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  • Arts
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  • Business, Economics

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