Overview

Applicants
14,958
Acceptance Rate
52%

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,081
with Terminal Degree
801

564
Men
517
Women
137
Minority
105
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering Technology, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robin Kelly
US Representative - Illinois

Anies Baswedan
Minister of Culture and Primary & Secondary Education, Indonesia

Thomas R. Karl
Director, NOAA National Climate Data Center

Joan Allen
Three-Time Academy Award Nominated Actress

Shellie Pfoli
Exec. Director, President's Council on Fitness

Paul Sereno
Paleontologist

Kurt Sutter
Screenwriter, Director, & Producer; creator of TV Series "Sons of Anarchy"

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,519

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,955

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,455

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,713

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,947

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,466
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,931
Required Fees
$2,758
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,670
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,079

Demographics

5.05%
Asian
15.72%
African-American
16.73%
Hispanic
56.20%
Caucasian
1.85%
International

49% female
51% male
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
26%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Ms. Debra A. Miller

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Letter from medical or counseling professional and/or I.E.P. from High School; and/or documentation from previous institution.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Letter from medical or counseling professional and/or I.E.P. from High School; and/or documentation from previous institution.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
355
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations
23

3% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Huskies)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Huskies)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
40

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
www.dell.niu.edu

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dani Rollins
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL 60115-2857

Phone
815-753-0446

Email
admissions@niu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Barsema Hall
Convocation Center
Holmes Student Center
Campus Life Building
Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Sycamore Road Shopping, Dekalb
Nearby Shopping Malls-Chicago Area
City of Chicago only 65 miles.
Egyptian Theatre
Local Golf Courses

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@niu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus,O'Hare,Midway Airports, Train to Chicago. Local Bus Transportation in Dekalb.

Local Accommodations
Best Western, Baymont, Holiday Inn Express


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