I learned how it is to be on your own and how different it is to be away from the people who you used to depend on the most when you were back at home. I learned a lot about how to manage time and money because being a student living on campus can be very expensive and of time's essence. You have to learn to make time to have fun because you have to stay so focused on doing homework and meeting deadlines. I learned educationally as well. Depending on your class size can really determine your level of...
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NIU is a great school and has a lot of different majors and minors to choose from. It's decent priced, but the financial aid office can be a little difficult to deal with if you have any problems. As long as you try to do well and don't slack off too much, you should do great.» Read More
NIU is a very well-rounded school. I feel certain areas are weaker than they are advertised. Education is suppose to be a large focus for this school, yet many of the teachers are actually grad students trying to achieve their masters.» Read More
Northern Illinois University is an excellent choice for any perspective college student. The Colleges of Business, Education, and Engineering are very well staffed and provide an excellent college experience. The proximity of the city allows for both a small community feel within NIU and the big city life as well.» Read More
As a music major, I don't journey outside of the music building much, but the school from what I've seen is a good one. It is cheap and you get a good education for what you pay for. There are a lot of scholarship opportunities to fund your education.» Read More
An absolutely wonderful school. The professors are all knowledgeable on their respective areas of study and are more than willing to go the extra mile for students. The school also has a burgeoning social and extracurricular aspect to it.» Read More