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College Profile: Northern Illinois University

 
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public university located in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded on May 22, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as a satellite campus for what is now Illinois State University. The DeKalb campus was originally called Northern Illinois State Normal School. Today named Northern Illinois University, it is an independent public university and has grown larger than its parent school with a student enrollment of more than 25,000. NIU is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and is the second largest university in the state of Illinois after University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. NIU's main campus is located approximately 65 miles (104 km) west of Chicago. The university has satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. Over the past three decades NIU has undergone tremendous expansion, including the addition of its College of Law in 1979. Today, the university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges that together offer 54 undergraduate and 74 graduate programs, as well as 12 doctoral programs. Consequently, NIU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "National University" (a school conducting significant research and awarding degrees up to the doctoral level) in its fourth-tier rankings—i.e., within the lower 25 percent of schools in the National University category.
 
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL
60115-2828
800-892-3050 (general)
815-753-1395 (financial aid)
815-753-0446 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 10,000 - 19,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Northern Illinois University Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
29,657 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
23,720 Fall Applicants5,000 Total Dormitory Capacity
13,381 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeYes Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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