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Academic Rigor
3.9689
Dorm Life
3.7857
Food and Dining
3.7801
Bang for the buck
3.8247
Clubs and Activities
4.2581
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
3.7586
Most Helpful Review for Northern Illinois University
  • Category: Did learn a lot
  • Review by: Diandra from Chicago, IL
  • 45 out of 47 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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  • Shon from Evergreen Park, IL
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Northern is a pretty fair school. The campus is beautiful in the fall. There are many organizations and groups to join so you won't be bored.

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  • Rehtse
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a pretty good school with a lot of good opportunities. It's kind of surrounded by cornfields, but it's close enough to Chicago to get away from that. It's been a great experience so far.

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  • Erin from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    It is a welcoming campus with a lot to offer. As a first generation student there are a ton of resources for incoming freshman. There is also a bunch of centers for students who need help for their first year in college.

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  • Ariya from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-28-2015 I am a past student here

    It's what you make it. College is fun but you have to stay focus and get everything you need accomplish. Also make sure grades stay on point and make sure financial aid knows your name and face .

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  • Val from Mascoutah, IL
  • Jul-06-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have recently visited NIU, and I'm very impressed. I have a cousin that goes here, and the campus is close to home. I am excited to apply here in the spring!

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  • Alex from DeKalb, IL
  • Jul-01-2015 I am a current student here

    A perfect, medium-sized, isolated public school surrounded by corn that steals the hearts of everyone who goes there. On top of providing the third best business program in the state and nationally ranked engineering and nursing programs, NIU provides a plethora of fun clubs/organizations that can guide anyone into their desired career.

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  • Alexis from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-18-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    With the wide variety of majors, NIU willl help you find what you are most interested in and provide you with the help and support you need! Their countless amounts of opportunities will help you find another side of yourself you havent even discovered yet.

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  • Amia from Chicago, IL
  • May-23-2015 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois university is a surprisingly great school. There are a lot of things to do on campus if you are willing to put your self out there to join activities/clubs that may interest you. Not only is the out of classroom life nice, the professors are very open and willing to help out there students to achieve the goals they've made for their college careers.

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  • Skye from Earlville, IL
  • Feb-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I really love this school and the people and teachers in it. Even though it is a big school, everyone here is so helpful and welcoming that it makes you feel at home right away. I would most definitely recommend this school to everyone I know!

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  • Yuliya from Aurora, IL
  • Feb-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Northern is great for people in all phases of their lives because there are so many programs and areas to focus on. You can really find what you love by taking one of the hundreds of classes open to you. you might be surprised what you may find.

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