Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Burtrell
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I think that Northern Illinois University is a great school all around. I feel welcomed and feel like I fit in with the campu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Northern Illinois University is a great school all around. I feel welcomed and feel like I fit in with the campus life. Students and faculty are very friendly. I am planning on attending Northern Illinois University this fall. There is a lot to do during free time and you're always busy.

Cassandra
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Northern Illinois is a great school with many amazing academic programs. I commute, but I couldn't imagine living on campus b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois is a great school with many amazing academic programs. I commute, but I couldn't imagine living on campus because it is in the middle of nowhere. As a political science major, I felt like the professors who taught my courses were passionate and engaged in the topics they were teaching. I also had plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus.

Emmanuel
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Northern Illinois University is a good place to earn an education. It's not too far from the city of Chicago, but it's far en...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University is a good place to earn an education. It's not too far from the city of Chicago, but it's far enough to get a different experience and be a little distanced. The food can be better, but it's not horrible. There are familiar faces on campus, but you can always meet someone new. Classes aren't too big, and the weather is crazy.

Kayla
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I think it's a great university overall and I wake up every single day proud to be a huskie.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's a great university overall and I wake up every single day proud to be a huskie.

Shelby
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois isn't the most well known school. It's in a small town in the middle of farm fields. However, in my experie...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois isn't the most well known school. It's in a small town in the middle of farm fields. However, in my experience NIU is what you make of it. I personally have found a great group of friends, supportive teachers, and a community in which i truly feel at home.

Timothy
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Huge commuter school. If you do live there, there isn't much to do, the biggest attraction is their walmart. TONS of people j...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Huge commuter school. If you do live there, there isn't much to do, the biggest attraction is their walmart. TONS of people join greek life because it's really the only thing that'll get you through the time out there. Academics are great, especially for education majors, professors are beyond helpful and want you to succeed.

Ryan
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NIU is a great school with a great business program. Like everything in life; you get what you put in. I feel very comforta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a great school with a great business program. Like everything in life; you get what you put in. I feel very comfortable approaching my teachers with questions or problems even if the class takes place in an auditorium. Being a public university, some classes are large but I can tell that my professors care about my education and recognize my hard work.

Trenaye
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I have a great feeling of NIU campus. I have several family members who attend or has graduated from the school. NIU campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have a great feeling of NIU campus. I have several family members who attend or has graduated from the school. NIU campus is not too far from my family in case of emergency. The campus is large and looks great to me. NIU is the college I want to attend.

salman
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Northern illinois is a great school. There are plenty of activities around campus to you feel like your home. As far as I am...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern illinois is a great school. There are plenty of activities around campus to you feel like your home. As far as I am concerned it is a safe community. I have never felt in danger around campus. The faculty are supportive and friendly to everyone around campus.

Leah
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NIU is a school that really makes an effort to try and give the students what they need, but are limited much of the time due...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a school that really makes an effort to try and give the students what they need, but are limited much of the time due to a lack of a budget. I am an acting major here, and there isn't much support for the arts, but there are a ton of different clubs and activities to join. This includes Greek life, which is very popular here. When you aren't out making friends at different events on campus, you will find that the housing options can be quite nice as well (as long as you stay out of Neptune). In regards to classes, I love the program I am in. There are a few very good programs here, such as nursing, business, education, and acting. However, the "gen eds" can be really hit or miss. Some teachers really care, others don't. Using a resource such as ratemyteacher.com can be a great way to make sure that you always get classes that you enjoy. When you aren't studying, there are a lot of different parties to go to, as drinking is a big thing here. Because of this, you would think safety would be a major concern. However, I have found that as long as I make sure I am with a group of people that I can trust, I have had no problems. Overall, I think Northern is a really great option for someone who is going into one of the programs I mentioned above, or who is looking for a classic "college experience". Go Huskies!

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

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