|Campus Setting:||Great Lakes Small suburb|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Mascot:||Victor E. Huskie|
|School Colors:||Scarlet and white|
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.
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.Read More
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!Read More