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Northern Illinois University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

21,138 students

55% admitted

  • 18,102 full time
  • 5,748 part time
  • 8,984 men full time
  • 9,118 women full time
  • 25,698 applied
  • 14,202 admitted
  • 4,746 enrolled

17,856 Undergraduates

$9,488 tuition/year

  • 5,964 Graduates
  • 30 Non-Degree
  • $9,488 in state
  • $3,578 fees
  • $11,036 room & board
  • $1,400 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Small suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Victor E. Huskie
School Colors: Scarlet and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ashley from Streamwood, IL
  • 0
  • niu is geared toward being a community, not being a huge school where not everyone knows each other. all around campus there are ways to get involved, athletics are great…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Esha
  • 0
  • Northern is a great school academically. If you make good friends, stay focused on academics, and get involved either in the greek life or just in clubs and groups you…

  • Jul-10-2012 Read More
  • Jasmine Franklin from Chicago, IL
  • 0
  • When It comes to a great college with excellent advisors and counselors, It's Northern Illinois University. They provide multiple opportunities in which are available to everyone to help them to…

  • Jul-10-2012 Read More
  • Monique from Maywood, IL
  • 0
  • Northern is a great school to attend. The education is great and the town is really a college based town. The school also really adapts to your needs by providing…

  • Jul-18-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The vision of Northern Illinois University is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. With this vision, the mission of the University is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Beatriz from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-05-2012 I am a current student here

    I love DeKalb. It is a very quiet school to be in and very diverse. The students are very friendly and it is very easy to make friends.

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  • 5
  • Whitney from South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Dec-18-2011 I am a current student here

    I love being here! Coming out to NIU from California, although homesickness has gotten the best of me sometimes, was the best decision I could have made. Being out on my own I have branched out making so many new friends and experiencing a completely different culture out in the midwest then typical California.

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  • 5
  • Katrina from Plainfield, IL
  • Nov-12-2011 I am a current student here

    NIU really is a fun campus to be on. There are many friendly people and a lot to do. Along Lincoln, a main street next to campus, has many places to eat and hang out. On Sycamore there is an even wider variety of places to eat including Noodles, Steak and Shake, and the infamous Ollies among other places like the movies. Directly on campus we have the Husky Den where there is billiards, TVs, video games, and bowling! Not to mention all of the clubs you can participate in, the Fraternities, Sororities, we even have Humans Vs Zombies!

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