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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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  • Katie
  • Dec-14-2017 I am a current student here

    Look into all organizations and clubs that are offered. There is something for everyone.

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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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