NCAA Division I-FBS
Northern Illinois University Rankings
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.168 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies179 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching138 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering118 Graduates
Human Development116 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.193 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.239 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.109 responses
Northern Illinois University Reviews
The atmosphere is amazing! There are so many different things to do around campus! The teachers are wonderful! The teachers in the art building are just a few of the most encouraging people on campus. I've met other teachers from other degrees and they are just as encouraging! A lot of teachers will spend time getting to know students, as well as, helping students with their academic goals. Not only are the teachers amazing, students just as amazing! There are lots of different clubs and organizations people can join. There is a club or organization for almost everything! A lot of organizations will host events or take trips.
Every other week theres a shooting right off campus. It’s in the middle of nowhere. The party scene is blah. The campus needs some updating. However, the classes and professors are excellent! Overall I’d say my experience has just be average. Nothing too great
Since I have been attending Northern Illinois University, everyone here has been very accommodating. Whenever I got lost, it was a upperclassman or a staff member to help me find my way. My professors all are friendly and when I need help, they offer tutoring hours so I can get a better understanding of the content. The student life here is extremely diverse. This brings about open-mindedness and create new perspectives. Also students are more aware of the things they say and do to ensure no one is offended. Campus food is amazing. There are over three different dining halls to grab something to eat. Some of the selections include: pizza, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, a variety of breakfast, and flatbreads. The dorms are spacious and there is central air in every residence hall. There haven't been any disputes in my hall and for the most part everyone gets along. Overall, my experience here has been great and I recommend everyone attend NIU.