Northern Illinois University


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Northern Illinois University


  • 85% have a job after 6 months
  • 15% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$7,871 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,421 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Faraday Library,the Map Library,NIU-Hoffman Estates Library,NIU-Naperville Library, NIU-Rochford Library and Regional History Center/University Archives.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,181,108 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 26,971 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,057,368 microforms.
  • 56,183 Audio/Visual items.
  • 24,165 e-books.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 33% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
    • In total, there are about 400 organizations on campus.
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian, Black, Hispanic
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Northern Star (daily)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (65), Rockford (40)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (65)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Dekalb (1)
    • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


    • School employment is available.
    • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,700
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 21 fraternities
    • 13 fraternity houses
    • 11% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 16 sororities
    • 9 sorority houses
    • 7% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
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