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Academic Rigor
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Most Helpful Review for Northern Illinois University
  • Category: Did learn a lot
  • Review by: Diandra from Chicago, IL
  • 41 out of 43 people found this review helpful

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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  • Mykal from Lyons, IL
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a great place to learn that is away from home. You can have fun here without getting into trouble. Majors that I am aware of have really great professors.

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  • Caitlyn from Rockford, IL
  • Jun-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a very diverse school. You will feel comfortable, challenged, and accepted all at the same time. Do not hesitate to apply here.

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  • Micah from Plano, IL
  • May-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I really love NIU. The weather is decent and the general feel of the campus is amazing. People are friendly and there is a boat load of opportunities for people to become involved with NIUâ??s greatness.

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  • Ray from Kingston, IL
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a good school. The academics are good. Teachers, for the most part are nice and helpful.

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  • Miguel
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois is a great school to be attending. It is my first year here and I couldn't have made a better choice. Campus life is great and there is always something going on which is great because you meet new people all the time.

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  • Jessica from Watseka, IL
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a one-of-a-kind campus with a large culturally diverse population. The College of Education and College of Business are exceptional. The faculty and staff are here to make sure you succeed in your goals for the future.

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  • Christina from Sycamore, IL
  • Feb-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This is an outstanding school. They offer a multitude of resources for each and every major or area of interest and the staff is always incredibly helpful. The atmosphere is very welcoming and encourages the right kinds of educational and personal growth overall.

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