Northern Illinois University

United States of America

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Northern Illinois University History

Northern Illinois University also known as NIU is an American university located in the town of DeKalb, Illinois. The university was established in 1895 as Northern Illinois State Normal School followed by subsequent mergers with a number of educational establishments in the region and finally conferred university status in 1957. The university currently enrolls over 20,000 students.

Northern Illinois University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Northern Illinois University comprises of seven colleges which offer 79 masters programs, 60 bachelors programs, 70 minor programs, and 9 pre-professional diplomas. The university is renowned for its programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Teacher Certification.

Northern Illinois University offers programs in a wide range of subjects including Business, Education, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts to name a few.

Northern Illinois University Campuses
Northern Illinois University has its main campus located in the town of DeKalb and maintains satellite campuses and centres in Hoffman Estates, Oregon, Naperville, Rockford, and Chicago. The main campus in DeKalb is spread over an area of 756 acres and comprises of over 64 buildings. The campus houses five castle-themed buildings.

Northern Illinois University comprises of a wide range of services for students such as auditoriums, museum, student centre, lounge, restaurants and cafes, computer labs, 78 room hotel, and bookstore in addition to a gaming arcade comprising of billiards, bowling, Xbox and PlayStation 4 arcade.

Northern Illinois University Achievements
Northern Illinois University is ranked as one of the top 30 colleges in the United States according to a study by Social Mobility Index College Rankings. US News and World Report put the university on 177the place out of all the National Universities in the country.

Northern Illinois University is ranked in 600-801 bracket in US University Rankings 2019 compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Forbes Magazine also highly rates the university for graduate employability and the number of professors receiving awards.

Northern Illinois University USP

Northern Illinois University is renowned for its sports teams and infrastructure. Each year the university organizes various championships and has won numerous trophies in the past. The university sports team has won accolades at various national level championships.

Northern Illinois University has an acceptance rate of 51.8% which makes it a selective institution. The university also offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aid to help students with tuition fees, course materials, and living costs.

Northern Illinois University Notable Alumni

Dan Castellaneta (American Actor), Joan Allen (American Actress), Jordan Lynch (American Football Quarterback), And Michael Turner (American Football Player).

Northern Illinois University Programs

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Northern Illinois University Application Requirements


Northern Illinois University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 24,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Northern Illinois University Deadlines


Summer- May 15
Fall-  August 1
Spring-  December 1

Summer- May 15
Fall- August 1
Spring-  December 1

Northern Illinois University Rankings


US News
601 -800
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


United States of America
293 -381
US News
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