Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$12,352

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,888
Declined 6,802
Total Received 16,690
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Public

13,333

undergraduate students

5,604

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Northern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its 800-acre campus is located in DeKalb, IL, 65 miles west of Chicago.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,937
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational

800-acre campus in DeKalb (population: 43,193), 65 miles from Chicago; branch campuses in Hoffman Estates and Rockford. Served by bus; major airport serves Chicago; smaller airport serves Rockford (40 miles); train serves Geneva (35 miles). School operates transportation to Chicago on weekends.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Northern Illinois University
231 North Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL
60115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,888
Declined 6,802
Total Received 16,690

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,280

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $9,464
Room & board $10,880
Additional fees $2,888
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $24,532
Average Financial Aid - $9,280
Total with Avg. Aid $15,252

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Financial Aid Office


P: 815 753-1395
F: 815 753-9475
finaid@niu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education Administration. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Statistics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Information Technology. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Taxation. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

18,937

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

13,333
students

Female
51%
6,788

Male
49%
6,545

30%

5,604
students

Female
58%
3,259

Male
42%
2,345

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

11,256
students

Female
52%
5,824

Male
48%
5,432

16%

2,077
students

Female
46%
964

Male
54%
1,113

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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