Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
36
Countries Represented
49
Ethnicity
African American
17%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
Hispanic
19%
White
53%
Multiracial
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
38%
Student Organizations
326
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
30%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Huskies
School Colors
red and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference
Total Male Athletes
242
Total Female Athletes
161
Intramural Sports
11
Sports Club
9
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The food is better than most dorm food horror stories you hear. They tend to have a variety of options, but the options repeat throughout the weeks. They have really good desserts... which isn't always the best if you're trying to avoid the freshman 15. There are 4 different dining halls, each connected to a different residence hall. There are also other places to eat on campus that are not dining halls. There is a Starbucks in Gilbert (one of the residence halls), the Trident Cafe in Neptune, the Dog Pound Deli in Stevenson. There is also a Subway and a coffee shop (the college grind) in the Student Center. All places take Huskie Bucks which is money that you can put on your One Card (student ID). There is only one meal plan option for students that stay on campus, and that is just unlimited access to the dining halls. It also comes with 10 free guest passes. There is also a commuter meal plan that includes a certain number of different meals throughout the semester.
Rehtse
The food is very good in the dorm buildings and even inside the student center. they even have well known restaurants near by in the neighborhood like, Apple Bee's, Buffalo wild Wings, Shark, Mc Donalds and many more:)
Jasmine Franklin from Chicago, IL

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