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Academic Rigor
4.0000
Dorm Life
3.7933
Food and Dining
3.8146
Bang for the buck
3.8317
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4.2727
Greek Life
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Campus Safety
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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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  • Konstanze from Monmouth, IL
  • Oct-09-2017 I am a current student here

    NIU is a pretty great school. The professors are great and what isn't in walking distance has bus stops. The people are awesome, too.

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

    This college is great for commuting students who wish to have good teachers and a small campus. It is better for self-starters and go-getters, as there is limited assistance in moving through the graduation process (e.g. what class progression you need for graduation and how to get there). Even though some lower-level classes are harder than they need to be, there are class-act and top-notched teachers and programs here - you just need to find that diamond in the rough! Also, they have FREE buses to the students that are run for and by the college to get you almost anywhere in the DeKalb/Sycamore area!

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

    NIU is in a nice and quiet area. The staff all seem positive and willing to help all students. Their chance program is outstanding and gives all students a chance to get accepted to a university.

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

    It's a good school, if you're looking for the big public four year. The tuition isn't too out of hand, compared to some other schools. The education is what you make of it.

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  • Daniel from Newark, IL
  • Sep-16-2016 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University has a fantastic campus that is always cleaned and well-maintained. The classes are challenging but extremely informational. I am glad I chose to do my undergraduate studies here.

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  • ashley from belvidere, il
  • Jul-23-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    niu has great safety features, dorms, and communities. i visited the campus and couldn't be more excited to apply. i instantly fell in love with the campus, the community, and the lower tuition is a plus compared to other universities!

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  • nicole from dekalb, il
  • Jun-27-2016 I am a current student here

    very community based. willing to help and answer any questions and are not rude like some other colleges. very knowledgeable. i've had some really good instructors and am so happy that i made the decision to attend niu. online class instructors are willing to help and answer any questions you might have.

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  • umer - glen ellyn, il
  • Jun-02-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    niu is definitely a good choice for a business program..it's aacsb accredited & have various flexible programs..i'm quite hopeful of starting my business program next spring. ia

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  • gabriel - country club hills, il
  • May-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    niu is a wonderful university where people go to focus on academics in various fields leading to promising career paths. the university has made upgrades to their gym, dorms and cafeterias making this a top illinois university.

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