Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL, USA
3.80 Average Rating
Established in 1895 as a teacher’s school, Northern illinois University is a “selective” university with “high research activity.” This public institution’s main campus is in Dekalb, IL with satellite campuses in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates, and Oregon, IL. NIU is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities as well as the Universities Research Association. 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.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
Average SAT Composite: 1029

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
When It comes to a great college with excellent advisors and counselors, It's Northern Illinois University. They provide multiple opportunities in which are available to everyone to help them to become successful adults. Every one is so friendly and they make u feel right at home.
Jasmine Franklin from Chicago, IL
Northern is a great school to attend. The education is great and the town is really a college based town. The school also really adapts to your needs by providing things like the free bus system for students to get around.
Monique from Maywood, IL

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