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Academic Rigor
3.9880
Dorm Life
3.7945
Food and Dining
3.8095
Bang for the buck
3.8400
Clubs and Activities
4.2813
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
3.7802
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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  • 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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  • allen from dekalb, il
  • Apr-12-2016 I am a current student here

    niu is my hometown school. i am a non-scholarship student athlete currently attending. academically and athletically this university has everything to offer. athletes are involved not only in athletics, but community service as well. the professors and resources at the university are top notch.

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  • Dustin from Ohio, IL
  • Mar-06-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I love the way this campus makes you feel at home. The engineering students are great to talk to and from everything they have said they love to work together to help each other reach their potential. I really hope I will be able to go straight to a 4 year because this is the place I want to go.

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  • Wyatt from Ohio, IL
  • Mar-06-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I recently went to visit the campus and loved it. I like the diverse student groups and activities. I am definitely considering Northern for my college choice.

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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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