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Academic Rigor
3.9371
Dorm Life
3.7705
Food and Dining
3.7951
Bang for the buck
3.7442
Clubs and Activities
4.1961
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
3.6842
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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  • 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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  • Allison from Madison, WI
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I would rate NIU a 7 out of 10. It's not a bad school, but due to the lack of activities going on during the weekends it can be an adjustment coming from a larger town.

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  • Remy from Dekalb, IL
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois is a school of diversity. The professors seem to be very devoted to the education of the student. Out of a rating of one through ten I would have to rate Northern at a 8.5.

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  • Aidan from Romeoville, IL
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois has been a home away from home to me. I've only been here for a few months but I would not trade the experience for anything. Amazing classes and amazing new friends have been my first taste here and I am excited to see what the future holds here.

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  • Sara from Plainfield, IL
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    This is an excellent college to attend. The professors are clear and very helpful. I have had a good expierence here.

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