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Northern Illinois University Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

Application Fees

$40
Undergrad Application Fee
$40
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy. Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (800) 892-3050
General Site: go.niu.edu/c-home
Admissions: http://go.niu.edu/c-admissions
Application: http://go.niu.edu/c-online-application
Northern Illinois University
  • Located in Dekalb, IL
  • Public
  • 21,138 students enrolled
  • 55% admitted
  • $9,465 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Konstanze from Monmouth, IL
  • Oct-09-2017 I am a current student here

    Bring a bike, skateboard, or roller skates. You may think you have time to walk from one end of campus to the other in the 10-15 minutes between your classes, but you're wrong. Join at least one club. It's more fun that way.

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  • Sarah from Kirkland, IL
  • Jul-21-2017 I am a past student here

    Get to know your advisors - you're going to have more than one. Be very organized - the more you are, the better. Before you start, make sure you have a roadmap to graduation (or what ever your goal is going to school); I suggest literally making a map of the number of semesters and what you need to do in class progression (e.g. Calc 1 to 2 to 3). The place where NIIU shines is hard-core lab classes and research mentorship - even if you don't plan on research for most of your college career, I suggest taking at least one research class; it's an amazing experience getting to know a teacher or faculty member you never knew was there! (For example, did you know they have a world-renown Poultry Immunology lab?! A former teach was also a world-renown Petunia [yes, like the flower] expert - one of a few in the US).

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  • Asia from Harvey, IL
  • May-27-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    1. Never give up on finding a university. If you get rejected to many try NIU and there is a high chance you will get accepted.

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  • Emily from Illinois
  • Sep-18-2016 I am a past student here

    Payment wise make sure you look into and apply for the Huskie Installment Plan early! Don't wait until the semester begins because if you apply late then you will have to make larger payments. Instead of four installments, you might have to do two or three. I didn't have a problem with this, but I know others who did. Look into it on the bursar website and apply in May, June, or as early as you can.

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