Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Kacie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University is a great school. there are many activities that anybody can participate in, besides the Greek ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University is a great school. there are many activities that anybody can participate in, besides the Greek life. The food is good. Each dining hall tries to switch up their menu so everyone can have variety to choose from. The teachers are always available, you just have take the time to reach out to seek help.

Claudia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a overall decent university. For down time, there is always something to do. The organizations are always involved in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a overall decent university. For down time, there is always something to do. The organizations are always involved in something but sometimes don't even others. Academic-wise, it could be better. The professors could be better, but of course all students say that. But when comparing to other universities or junior colleges, the professors could be better.

Niko
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Beautiful campus. Lots to do. Making many friends. Enjoy my time in my Business courses. Professors are very knowledgeable. M...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Beautiful campus. Lots to do. Making many friends. Enjoy my time in my Business courses. Professors are very knowledgeable. My room is nice, comes with a lot of stuff. These next 2 years are going to be great. Great sports college. Hope to go to many games. GO HUSKIES!

Rashad
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LOVE IT!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

LOVE IT!

Vanessa
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Northern Illinois University was my first pick when I decided to transfer to a 4 year school. The campus is not too big or to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University was my first pick when I decided to transfer to a 4 year school. The campus is not too big or too small, the professors are great, and I knew I would make great friends there. I commute to school everyday and the drive is not too bad. Being a student there has been such a great experience.

Stephanie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Aside from the fact that there are safety bulletins somewhat frequently, this school is still nice overall. I realize there w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Aside from the fact that there are safety bulletins somewhat frequently, this school is still nice overall. I realize there will be crime no matter where you choose to go to school. Northern Illinois University is very accessible whether by car, bike, or walking because almost anything you need or want to do is within walking distance and not hard to get to. Parking is definitely a problem on campus with students unable to find parking and often being late to class, which is why I have realized it is best to figure out and use the buses because they are free to use with your tuition. Most of the buildings are nice besides that sometimes they struggle to figure out how to use the heat and air conditioning. The size of the classes I have been in are very reasonable and good for learning. I have been led astray by faculty before as to courses I needed to take but actually didn't need, or classes I needed to take but was informed I did not need. Overall, I enjoy going to NIU because there's a lot to do and I feel like I am doing the best for myself by getting an education here while also being involved in a sorority and being on the Cheerleading team. I would recommend this school to anyone who can tolerate the cold Illinois winters.

Rio
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I love Northern. Everyone is so friendly and it's easy to walk up to others. Very politically active and is very much a free ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Northern. Everyone is so friendly and it's easy to walk up to others. Very politically active and is very much a free space to be the uncensored version of yourself. Northern is a wonderful place to not only grow academically, but personally as well.

Kaleigh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Northern Illinois University is adequate for academics and is a local and practical choice for students who wish to c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Northern Illinois University is adequate for academics and is a local and practical choice for students who wish to commute or live on campus. Personally, Northern Illinois has not presented itself as a challenging institution and it's structuring could use some updating and some revising. The campus is very outdated and can be unsafe to walk around. Most of the professors seem to be good at the various subjects, and if you could get through a community college setting you can get through Northern Illinois. Like any university, there are required course loads that many students do not understand the need for; especially in relation to their chosen major.

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University has potential to become one of the best schools but it all depends on the students and faculty. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Illinois University has potential to become one of the best schools but it all depends on the students and faculty. Those who excel in student involvement really show what NIU is really about. To make the best out of this school, get involved. Join clubs and/or fraternities or sororities will prove helpful.

C'Erra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I enjoy it. It's very big and usually pretty quiet on campus. I enjoy the academic part of it, and it is taken very s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I enjoy it. It's very big and usually pretty quiet on campus. I enjoy the academic part of it, and it is taken very serious. The way some dorms are make people feel more safe and comfortable. Some are keypad accessible only so I really enjoy it.

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

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