Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Miranda
What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a good school if you are looking for a mainly commuter school and something cheap. They hand out scholarships and gran...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a good school if you are looking for a mainly commuter school and something cheap. They hand out scholarships and grants like they're candy. (which is probably why they're broke.) Every professor I have had has been awesome. Very accessible and you can tell they know what they're doing. Overall academics are fine at NIU. Campus life is non-existent. Feeling like you belong is rare. Most people just feel like another tuition check unless you're an athlete or in greek. I would say if you're wanting a school where it's like home and you feel like you're not just a number, don't go here. It's also very fast paced and unrelaxed.

Jade
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Northern Illinois University is a school that provides countless of resources. Like many other schools, there are parties, bu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University is a school that provides countless of resources. Like many other schools, there are parties, but it is mainly on the weekends. Multiple places to study and focus. The bus systems helps with transportation both weekdays and weekends. You are never left wondering if you will be stranded. Overall a great school with great resources.

Mekhi
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NIU is a school that is seen to be the last resort university but really it's great academically and athletically. I chose th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a school that is seen to be the last resort university but really it's great academically and athletically. I chose this school because of how good those two topics were. Its affordable and I can get a quality degree. Everything that goes on on-campus is worth seeing.

Sebastian
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It is a good school. Not great, outstanding, or anything super special. Of course if you partake in a lot of clubs or activit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school. Not great, outstanding, or anything super special. Of course if you partake in a lot of clubs or activities you may feel slightly different. But for the rest and majority of the students, it's not really much to write back home about. Crime in the area is not uncommon although it is not very serious or dangerous crime most of the time. People can be nice but it is not, again, anything special.

Sydney
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Not what I expected, but in a good way. My initial choice wasn't NIU but when I got there, there was no other school I could ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not what I expected, but in a good way. My initial choice wasn't NIU but when I got there, there was no other school I could really imagine myself at. I feel safe at this school and I have the best group of friends I could have ever asked for. The professors are easy to access and if not there is always the Teachers Assistants. There are so many organizations that it's so hard NOT to get involved!

Michelle
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Northern Illinois University is a good college to attend. The people that go here are all kind, and the professors are always...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University is a good college to attend. The people that go here are all kind, and the professors are always willing to help. for example, if their office hours don't work for you, you can always schedule an appointment with them. The newer dorms are great, and they are starting to remodel the older buildings as well. Many students enjoy the multiple food options that are available next to campus and the unlimited meal plan that comes with housing is a great plus. There is not a lot to do on the weekends, but there are things like bowling and shopping places to go to.

Victoria
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I used to love Northern Illinois University up until the safety of the off campus housing went down. Students have been robbe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I used to love Northern Illinois University up until the safety of the off campus housing went down. Students have been robbed, at gun point, and have even been harassed on the streets. I currently live back at home now due to how unsafe I felt. If you go to this school make sure you live close to home so you can commute.

Logan
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I do enjoy NIU very much, I think it is a good school and my program is run very well. But the area surrounding us is not ve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I do enjoy NIU very much, I think it is a good school and my program is run very well. But the area surrounding us is not very safe, there is a lot of gun violence in the are. NIU is known for their educational programs, and is a very well rounded place to get and education.

Myracle
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My opinion of NIU is that its a good school. It has helpful teachers and friendly students, the food is tastes good and offer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of NIU is that its a good school. It has helpful teachers and friendly students, the food is tastes good and offers lots of connections to a successful career after graduation. There are plenty of job opportunities on and also off campus and transportation is accessible to all students and staff.

Akeriel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like Northern Illinois. It has a lot of resources for students whether personal, or academically. My experience with the pr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like Northern Illinois. It has a lot of resources for students whether personal, or academically. My experience with the professors have been good so far. I haven't had a professor who didn't like engaging with their students. This is my second semester here at NIU. I like the size of the campus and the free buses for transportation around campus. They are very helpful.

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  • Enrollment
  • 14,079
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $14,053
  • Acceptance rate
  • 52%

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