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Northern Illinois University

Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse student body of more than 21,000 offering approximately 70 fields of study for undergraduate students in the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.

The links to the right will provide information on the number and types of students attending NIU; the number of students applying and enrolling; a breakdown of the annual costs of attending NIU (e.g. tuition, fees, room and board, etc.); the average class size; the latest campus safety report; the number of degrees awarded; future plans of recent graduates; and more!

The links below will take you to the NIU website and guide you through what NIU has to offer you as a student and resident of DeKalb, Illinois.


Why NIU? Admissions Academic Life
Athletics DeKalb Community Engaged Learning
Financial Aid Student Life Student Resources

Living in the Huskies Community

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NIU's campus is a busy community that offers its students unlimited opportunities for arts, culture, sports, recreation and socializing which contributes to an enrichment of the total undergraduate learning experience.

NIU offers strong support to students throughout their years as undergraduates through academic advising, personal counseling, and career and placement counseling. In most fields, undergraduate students will study with professors who are doing important research in their disciplines.