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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEKALB, ILLINOIS

DeKalb, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
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Northern Illinois University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public university, located in DeKalb, Illinois. The University was founded in 1895 which was once a teacher’s school and later got converted into a University. The institute is renowned for empowering students with personal and professional skills to help them grow into individuals that can contribute towards the greater good of the community, making it a coveted nem in the US Education System.

It consists of 7 colleges that offer nearly 3,440 bachelor degrees and 1,371 master degrees. Apart from these the university also provides Juris Doctor degrees, certificate courses, accelerated courses,among others, to applicants coming form over 103 countries across the globe with an aspiration of studying in the USA.

Northern Illinois University provides admissions mostly in the 2 intakes of Spring and Winter. The institute is a moderately selective institute which gets reflected in its acceptance rate of around 54% and guaranteed entry to any student with a decent overall profile and a striking GPA.

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Ranking

  • The institute ranked # 293-# 381 in National Universities by the survey conducted US News, 2020.
  • It was also honored at #200 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by a similar survey.
  • US News 2020 also awarded the organization at position 38 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic, Co-ed
Total Undergraduate enrollment12,131
Total Graduate enrollment4,204
Degree seeking student male/female distribution in percent48.8% degree seeking men
51.2% degree seeking women
Annual Acceptance rate54%
Student-Teacher Ratio13:1
Test Scores AcceptedSAT or ACT
English proficiency language scoresIELTS/TOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Awards and Scholarships
Official Websiteniu.edu/index.shtml

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

Northern Illinois University offers various programmes to its international aspirants which includes bachelors, graduate, and online degrees. They also offer integrated certificates and minor courses.The available courses are offered across its 7 colleges

The courses that are available on campus are accessible to learn online as well. Online courses include bachelors and graduate degrees. There are certificate programmes also available on campus.

Several study abroad programmes are also offered to students who would love to experience studying in a foreign country. Programmes in more than 80 different countries are offered on campus. Students can choose a programme that would suit best for their major or minor programme and can also receive scholarships and aid for these programmes.

Some of the popular courses offered by the institute are:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Business Administration

Campus

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The University campus located in DeKalb, Illinois consists of a lush land of 800 acres. Within this space students are provided all the facilities required for a quality education. The nearest big city close to the University is Chicago, which is approximately 65 miles away from the institute.

There are more than 300 student organizations on campus. Students can be a part of these throughout their college life and provide good to the community. Students have the option of either joining an already existing organization or they can make one on their own.

The institute offers the best support to students academically, but it also aims to encourage individuals to provide good to the community. For this the University has set up community service programmes, fitness and wellness classes, sports, and various Cultural Resource centres.

There are various sports clubs and teams that students can be a part of. There are over 500 students who partake in Sports. There are health and wellness centres, counselling centres and a police department situated within campus. Students can easily get access to these facilities as and when required

Housing Facilities/Residence

Every year more than 3,500 students live in the on-campus residence halls. The campus consists of 5 residential halls and 5 on-campus apartment buildings. The 5 residential halls are as follows:

  • Gilbert Hall
  • Stevenson Hall
  • Neptune Hall
  • Grant Hall
  • New Residence Hall

All these residence halls consist of air conditioning, laundry rooms, computer labs with printers, common rooms, fitness rooms, bus lines, wireless connection, study lounges, vending machines, dining halls, and microfridges (refrigerator, freezer, and microwave) in every room. Students who live in residence halls receive meal plans from the dining hall.

The 5 apartment buildings, together they are called the Northern View Community. In these buildings only upper-class men students, students will dependents or families, or students who are above 20 years old can stay. The rest of the students are not allowed to stay in these buildings. Students who stay in these buildings don’t receive meal plans.

Northern Illinois University Admission Process

How to apply

Application Portal: Students can apply online at the official website under undergraduate and graduate sections, respectively.

Application fee: Undergraduate application - 40 USD and Graduate application - 60 USD.

Admission Requirements

The following materials are required for undergraduate admission:

  • Complete application
  • High School Transcripts
  • SAT or ACT (applicable for international students who attended a US high school)
  • Proof of English Ability
  • Financial documentation which includes financial support forms, bank statements etc
  • Recommendation letters

For proving the applicant’s English ability, he/she can produce to the University any one of the following materials:

  • TOEFL or IELTS
  • Certification for completing ELS Level 112 from a ELS Language Centre
  • Completed 2 years in a US High School.

The following materials are required for graduate admission:

  • Completed application
  • Unofficial academic records
  • English proficiency test scores {this includes TOEFL (score – 80) or IELTS (score – 6.5) or PTE Academic (score - 53)}.
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate courses

FallMay 1st
SpringOctober 1st

For graduate application the deadlines vary from course to course.

Northern Illinois University Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.

Tuition Fee

The fee for both undergraduate and graduate degrees vary from one course to another. An average is compiled as follows:

Undergraduate courses

Type of ProgramFee (In USD, Spring 2020)
Engineering10,066
Computer Science9,946
Nursing9,646
Others9,466

Graduate Courses fee is charged on per credit hour basis (usually 1 to 12 hours) with an average cost of 850 USD per credit hour.

Cost of Living

Other expenses to be considered before applying to the institute are as follows:

Type of ExpenditureCost (in USD, per year)
Accommodation3,952 to 6,969 per sem
Meals100 per week
Books1,200
Health Insurance2,500
Personal1,500 to 2,500

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The university provides awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA which is usually less than the average tuition fee.

There are MyScholarships given to students. General application must be filled out for this purpose. Admitted students can apply for this scholarship. The General Application consists of the following components:

RequiredOptional
Personal statementShort statement about financial need
Two yes/no questionsList of activities/service/any employment
List of any honors/awards-

Depending on the chosen major, some schools will require the students to fill out a conditional application. Otherwise students will be offered other various opportunities for scholarships

Merit scholarships are received by students who showcase excellence in academics. These scholarships are given out to students every year. After receiving this scholarship students must obtain a certain CGPA throughout the course to continue this scholarship. For this scholarship students must submit the application and other requirements on the following dates:

Spring semesterOctober 1st
Summer or fall semesterDecember 1st

There are athletic scholarships offered as well. Students who are outstanding achievers in their respective sports can apply for this scholarship.

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Northern Illinois University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population21615
FAFSA Code001737
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$28,395 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
ACTCheck Detailed Score221924 97%
English211824-
Mathematics221825-

Northern Illinois University Acceptance Rate

53.3%

Acceptance Rate

14641

Total Applicants

21615

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

49.4%

Male

50.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program53.3%
Total Applicants28939
Total Enrolled15429
Graduate
Graduate Programs53.3%
Total Applicants11603
Total Enrolled6186

Northern Illinois University Enrollment

Enrollment
Northern Illinois University Enrollment21615
Undergraduate Enrollment15429
Graduate Enrollment6186
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.2%

Attendance Cost

$28,395

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$28,395 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,265 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,400 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,880 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,218 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,880 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,218 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,592 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,218 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
145801046741131319
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    7/10academic
    7/10infrastructure
    7.5/10placements
    8/10faculty
    7.3/10extracurricular
    8.3/10accommodation

    Reviews

    J
    Jakub mazurek, GREECE Master of business administration [m.b.a] on-campus
    College of Business, Northern Illinois University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    SPENDING MY VALUABLE TIME IN THE USA

    Being a part of COB itself opens many doors of opportunities as it is one of the best schools for an MBA degree. I chose the college because of its rankings. I applied by creating a profile on the official website as it is the only way of applying for graduate programs at the university.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My one-year MBA course is designed as per today's demand. In just 12 months of the course work in Hoffman Estates, I will be developing the communication skills and leadership abilities while working in teams to enhance collaborative learning and professional networking.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    18, Jan 2020 read more
    A
    Anna pesola, UNITED STATES Bachelor of arts in philosophy
    Northern Illinois University
    Recently passed out , Batch : 2020
    7.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    NIU IN A NUTSHELL

    I had applied to two colleges, NIU was my back up as I knew a family friend who went here and loved it. I got into both schools, but I ended up not liking my first choice when I went to orientation. So, I decided to give NIU a try as I received a great scholarship. I did not even receive a scholarship from my first choice. I am very glad I did as I have been able to continue a successful academic career while making some really great friends.


    Course Curriculum - 

    They have a wide variety of choices and you're able to choose a bunch of different philosophy classes based on your interests. I had quite a few required classes but I enjoyed all of them (for the most part). I like the free reign of my major because I was able to take a bunch of philosophy electives which enhanced my experience.

    7 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    17, Oct 2019 read more
    R
    Rose, UNITED STATES Pre pharmacy
    Northern Illinois University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    5.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

    It's close to my home, only an hour drive, and I like the big campus feel. I also thought that it was a decently ranked university and it wouldn't be too challenging for me. I also enjoyed the campus when I visited.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's very easy so far. I'm only a freshman but I have a 4.0 GPA and coursework has not stressed me out too much. I am able to manage my time well and get in all assignments on time. I think the courses are not challenging.

    5 /10
    academic
    6 /10
    faculty
    4 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    4 /10
    extracurricular
    26, Apr 2019 read more
    G
    Gerald evans, USA Omis
    Northern Illinois University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2016
    8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S REVIEW

    To get close to Chicago and learn more about technology. I thought I would do really well here and it shows how much I learned and why I am so good at my job. I think it's just a great college and love it very much.


    Course Curriculum - 

    That it is good but needs more in-depth learning on the topics presented. I think they should give more projects and work-based items. The items learned are definitely helpful in your job that you can get.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    6 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    17, Mar 2019 read more
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