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Choosing the right college is a big decision for you. Your undergraduate experience will shape your career and many other aspects of your life. So why choose NIU? Located 65 miles west of Chicago, Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university. We believe a life-changing education should be within reach of everyone, and we strive to
deliver a university experience tailored to your interests and driven by your dreams. Whether you’re a freshman who wants to explore your passions or a career-focused transfer student, we’ll help you develop your talents and blaze your own unique path to success.
Northern Illinois University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.150 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.176 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.201 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.247 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.109 responses