Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Dekalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University Student Essentials

Northern Illinois University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Huskies
Website: www.niu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $13,066
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,554
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 26,160
Year Established: 1895

About NIU

Northern Illinois University (NIU), located in Dekalb, Illinois, offers strong undergraduate and graduate academics and a fun, vibrant campus life.

NIU has seven colleges, which grant degrees in more than 60 undergraduate majors and over 75 graduate programs. Offerings range from undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences to a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.

One of the many high rankings earned by Nothern Illinois was by Washington Monthly’s College Guide, which placed it within the top 100 universities in the country in the categories of service to the community and research. They also gave it a high ranking for social mobility and granting degrees to low-income students.

NIU’s Public Administration graduate program was ranked third nationally by U.S. News and World Report. A number of other departments, such as visual arts and education, have received recognition from various organizations as well.

Most of Northern Illinois University’s programs offer opportunities for internships or community service related to one’s area of study.

Most undergraduate programs also provide a teaching certification option, which allows students to teach their subjects at a high school or elementary school.

Grants, loans, scholarships, tuition waivers and federal work-study are the types of financial aid offered to eligible students.

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NIU Map & Location

Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115


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Getting Around NIU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Dekalb, IL

Winter
Dec
32
17
Jan
28
13
Feb
33
17
Spring
Mar
45
27
Apr
59
38
May
70
49
Summer
Jun
80
59
Jul
83
63
Aug
81
61
Fall
Sep
75
52
Oct
62
40
Nov
47
30

NIU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 18,830
Freshman Class 4,239
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 26,160

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 11%
  • African American: 15%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 11%
African American 15%
Caucasian 64%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%
Full-Time 62%
Part-Time 38%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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Northern Illinois University

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