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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
University Website: www.niu.edu
Apply Online: www.niu.edu/admissions/onlineapp.shtml
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was originally founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college educated teachers. John G. Peters has been president since 2000.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division I. NIU's athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,981.00 avg tuition

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Apply online Admissions:
www.niu.edu/Apply/index.shtml
Financial Aid:
www.niu.edu/fa/

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Northern Illinois University

Statistics:
Applied 17,586
Admitted 9,239 53%
Enrolled total 2,590
Full Time: 2,546
Part Time 44
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 445 550
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 430 530
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 25
ACT Writing 6 8
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 71%
4-year graduation rate 23%
6-year graduation rate 48%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Northern Illinois University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $7,605.00 $7,605.00 $16,981.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $3,376.00 $3,376.00 $3,376.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $399.00 $399.00 $714.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,690.00 $7,690.00 $15,379.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $3,345.00 $3,345.00 $3,345.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $404.00 $404.00 $725.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $10,306.00 $9,346.00 $3,232.00
Other Expenses $3,232.00 $3,232.00 $3,232.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $40.00
Books and Supplies $1,400.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 88%
Percent receiving grant aid 69%
Avg amount of grant aid $8,794.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 77%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,739.00

Northern Illinois University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Finance, General X
Management Information Systems, General X
Management Science X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Operations Management and Supervision X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education Administration X
Art Teacher Education X X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other X
Educational Evaluation and Research X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Health Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Reading Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X
ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Industrial Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Engineering Technology, General X
Engineering/Industrial Management X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Apparel and Textiles, General X
Human Development and Family Studies, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other X
Nursing Science X
Physical Therapy/Therapist X
Public Health, General X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Educational Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X X

Scholarships for Students in Illinois

Name Amount Deadline
David and Linda Nelson Endowed Business Scholarship Varies Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
NIU College of Law Faculty Scholarship Varies Varies
Charles E. Montgomery Award Varies Varies
George L. Terwilliger Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
NIU Media Award Varies Varies
Illinois Journalist of the Year Student Scholarship Varies Varies
Forensics Tuition Dollar Award - Northern Illinois University Varies Varies
Malcolm P. Weiss Endowed Fund Award Varies Varies
Donald R. Ostberg - Mathematics Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
A. Bond and Margaret F. Woodruff Scholarship Varies Varies
David P. Street Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
Sally Stevens Arts Scholarship Varies Varies
Farny R. Wurlitzer Music Scholarship Varies Varies
A. Bond and Margaret F. Woodruff Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Maude Nicholson Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Paul Busija Memorial Fund Varies Varies
Alfred L. and Shirley K. Tobias Scholarship Varies Varies
Rene LeBeau '87 Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Lila Hellier-Dole Dance Scholarship Varies Varies
Sydney Smith Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
Campbell-Thompson Northern Star Scholarship Varies Varies
Kathy Orr McDonald Memorial Award for Editorial Excellence Varies Varies
Arthur J. Krupp Scholarship Varies Varies
Patrick R. Delaney Endowed Accountancy Scholarship Varies Varies
Jim Hendricks Scholarship Varies Varies
Doc and Betty Newell Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Mittler Scholarship Varies Varies
Harvey A. Feyerherm Award Varies Varies
Dr. August M. Gorenz Scholarship Varies Varies
Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Biology $1,000 Varies
S. Orville and Adra Baker Scholarship Varies Varies
Samuel S. Goldich Fund Scholarship Up to $500 Varies
Norma K. Stelford Mathematics Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Fund Scholarship Varies Varies
Gerald S. Maryanov Award Varies Varies
Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Fund Endowed Scholarship Up to $500 Varies
James M. and Audrey M. Banovetz Fellowship Varies Varies
Waldo W. Burchard Award for Graduate Scholarship Varies Varies
Jane Jenkins Lovering Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Reynolds Whitney Memorial Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
Kolze-Rasmussen Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Janet and A. Oscar Haugland Scholarship Varies Varies
Wilbur and Dorothy Smith Clarinet Scholarship Varies Varies
Ronald J. Modell Scholarship in Jazz Studies Varies Varies
Richard A. Keefer Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Earl and Margaret Hoffman Endowed Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Herbert Weiner Memorial Expendable Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Robert R. and Frances A. Green Endowed Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Trumpet Studies Varies Varies
Wilbur and Carmen Pursley Scholarship Varies Varies
Brody Scholarship Varies Varies
Lili and John LaTourette Scholarship Varies Varies
Adra and Orville Baker Theatre Scholarship Varies Varies

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