Northern Illinois University
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.
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