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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Northern illinois University is a selective public university with a focus on research. The Dekalb campus is home to seven colleges with 42 schools and departments, and students can take advantage of satellite campuses in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates, and Oregon, IL, as well. Freshman, sophomores, and transfer students can apply to the Research Rookies program which connects students with faculty to conduct small research projects in the student’s chosen field of interest. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
95%
Out of State Students
5%
0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1029
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other May 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
18,042
Total Number of Undergrads
13,454
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,259
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,314
Out-of-State Tuition
$18,931
0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,302
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
334
Size of Town
Suburb: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Rockford
Phoenix
Denver
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
This school is very diverse. Everybody on campus is very friendly and welcoming. I love going here, wouldn't change it.
Amanda from Homer Glen, IL
Northern Illinois University is a wonderful university where the highest administrators all the way up to the president want the university to be student-driven. Education, healthy life choices, creating an inclusive environment, contributing responsibly to the community, and managing relationships on a personal level are all pillars of Northern Illinois University. I transferred into NIU from a larger school and know that I made the best decision of my academic career.
Matt

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