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Academic Rigor
3.9545
Dorm Life
3.7803
Food and Dining
3.7970
Bang for the buck
3.7802
Clubs and Activities
4.2143
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
3.7349
Most Helpful Review for Northern Illinois University
  • Category: Did learn a lot
  • Review by: Diandra from Chicago, IL
  • 44 out of 46 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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  • 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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  • William from Frankfort, IL
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    NIU is the best place to be. The campus and people are wonderful and inviting. It is a smaller campus but they make you feel big.

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  • Alexis from Lake Villa, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern is a decent school if the student is involved on campus. The finances however are alot to handle if the student does not have help from parents. The financial aid department is not as helpful from a transfer student perspective, they are limited to the help they can provide a student.

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  • Amanda from Hanoverpark , IL
  • Dec-08-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I hear it has a great campus. I am planning on applying here when I get out of college. I have many friends that go/went there.

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  • CJanae
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a very good school for opportunity.They have various programs that can help build better futures and plenty of students who are willing to go through tedious exams, rough patches and all to succeed. NIU is a very productive school that I am proud of attending as well as motivated to strive harder for what I need in life.

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  • Emma from Wisconsin
  • Nov-13-2014 I am a current student here

    1) I would rate it an 11 out of 10 for its College of Visual and Performing Arts and any arts based degrees. 2) I would rate it a 9 out of 10 for its University Honors Program (the program really does offer its students a lot of opportunities). 3) I would rate it an 8 out of 10 for its food quality and variety.

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  • Nicole from Mokena, IL
  • Nov-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern is a great University for those students who want to venture outside the nest but still want to be close to home. We have a very welcoming community with several activities and clubs. Northern is a great school.

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  • Rashad from Dolton, IL
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is strict and ready to kick you out on any and everything, whether it's something minor like getting a parking ticket or something that's serious and violent. The section 8 houses near here is a hazard for the students who attend this school because they always try and pick fights with students. This school is very cheap and if you owe money they want every single last penny.

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  • Mykal from Lyons, IL
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is a great place to learn that is away from home. You can have fun here without getting into trouble. Majors that I am aware of have really great professors.

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