Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Nick
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northern Illinois University was a great choice for me. Can't think k if any other college that I would go to. I ove it here....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

northern Illinois University was a great choice for me. Can't think k if any other college that I would go to. I ove it here. There is always something to do in campus, either if that he academics of socially, this school is the best. This is a great school, helps students like me everyday .

Lauren
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NIU is a home nearby home that emphasizes communiversity. There are many opportunities for students to get involved and feel ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NIU is a home nearby home that emphasizes communiversity. There are many opportunities for students to get involved and feel connected. The connection piece was of particular importance to me because I didn't want to feel lost in a sea of students. On a campus of about 15,000 students, it's surprisingly easy to bump into a familiar and friendly face everywhere you go. This feeling extends in the classroom with small class sizes and supportive faculty. The campus promotes communiversity, or a community within a university. There are many resource centers on campus where students are able to find a place they can connect with and find a support network to aid in their success. The campus also has many safety features, like an off duty officer available to personally escort you around campus. The reason I give NIU four stars instead of five is because the campus proximity to Chicago and its suburbs is a catch 22. The close proximity to home for many students is a comfort, but it's equally challenging and tempting for students to commute or go home on the weekends inhibiting the communiversity experience. I think the university could put more time and energy in engaging and connecting commuter students. Despite the challenges associated with commuting, however, Huskies are a united student body and students of all kind will feel welcome at NIU.

April
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This is a great school! But when I try to contact the different office they aren't very good at getting back to me or even an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school! But when I try to contact the different office they aren't very good at getting back to me or even answering my questions. They can sometimes be very helpful but other times its very frustrating. The campus is a beautiful campus don't get me wrong there. But what frustrates me is that the school isn't very good at getting back to students when they call. And they also don't have scholarships for people who aren't majoring in Business, and Early Childhood.

Dijaunna
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I love Northern Illinois University, the faculty at Northern are very helpful with meeting and helping you in and out the cla...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Northern Illinois University, the faculty at Northern are very helpful with meeting and helping you in and out the classrooms, the campus life is amazing because your able to feel safe in a nice environments, Most students are very committed in the universities sports, organization and groups. Northern steer students into the right path to proceed through college.

Jemea
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I think it is okay. I feel as though I don't really know anything that is going on. I feel as if the advisors don't really co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is okay. I feel as though I don't really know anything that is going on. I feel as if the advisors don't really connect with you. I don't know if I am supposed to pick my classes for next semester out on my own, or if I am supposed to get help. Everything is really kind of frustrating and it is getting to me.

Chloe
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like it

What is your overall opinion of this school?

like it

Cashmir
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This is a pretty great school. Some of the classes are difficult, but there are some professors who actually care about their...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a pretty great school. Some of the classes are difficult, but there are some professors who actually care about their students. I really enjoy their events, especially their anime conventions. The dorms are kind of frustrating. If you choose the cheapest one, Neptune, you won't get any air conditioning during the hot days. In the winter, despite having a heater, it will not be enough. It heard it's better in the other buildings, but it's expensive.

Brittany
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I love being a student here, and I felt comfortable here the moment I stepped onto the campus. I have walked at night by myse...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love being a student here, and I felt comfortable here the moment I stepped onto the campus. I have walked at night by myself and nothing has yet to happen to me because there is always someone to walk near. There are also plenty of resources on campus for if you do not feel comfortable being by yourself. Overall I believe it is an amazing campus and it is campus that is welcoming as well.

Cynthia
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My overall opinion about NIU is that this campus is quite diverse. Everyone is friendly and very friendly. It feels normal to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion about NIU is that this campus is quite diverse. Everyone is friendly and very friendly. It feels normal to be away at home since this campus is really united. I love NIU and I am glad I decided to higher my education here. The only bad thing about NIU would be the professors some just don't care about you or your learning.

Rachel
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My overall experience of Northern Illinois University has exceeded my expectation and makes me relieved that I am attending a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall experience of Northern Illinois University has exceeded my expectation and makes me relieved that I am attending a school with so much to offer. The campus has a well-rounded community which can enhance the college experience. There are always things to do and clubs to join on campus. The atmosphere of Northern Illinois University is fun, humble, and determined to excel in academics.

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

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