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Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University is a University institution located in De Kalb, IL, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1425 Lincoln Hwy
De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Email: admissions@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-8301

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22,602
Applied
15,922
Accepted
11,834
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

13,084
Females Applied
9,502
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9,477
Males Applied
6,396
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: High school class rank

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,608
In-state
9,608
Out-of-state
9,608
In-district
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Fees

2,872
Full-time student fees
11,000
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

13,101
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,374
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
15,242
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,244
Avg. Loan Aid
4,020
Avg. Grant Aid
9,904
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65.7%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,834
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 22%
Black or African American 20.33%
White or Caucasian 45.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 6.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 4.05%
Other 0.32%

Gender

Male (47.11%)
Female (52.89%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, NIU Cares Day and Welcome Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Black Choir and Student Volunteer Choir

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,088
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 797
Part-time - 291
Male - 526
Female - 562
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