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Northern Illinois University



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About Northern Illinois University


Northern Illinois University popularly known as NIU traces its origins to the Northern Illinois State Normal School that started as a teachers’ school in 1899. NIU today is a globally renowned research-focused public university that draws students from all over the world to its campus. NIU comprises seven colleges, which offer an excellent selection of programmes from subjects as varied as Business and Liberal Arts to Education and Health. With over 300 on-campus student organisations there is never a dull moment at NIU.

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College of Business

Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road, DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Health and Human Sciences

Wirtz Hall 227, DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Music Building, Northern Illinois University, DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Education

Northern Illinois University, Graham Hall 312, DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.


Here's what Indian students are saying about their experience at Northern Illinois University.

What Indian students say

When asked, 100% of reviewers recommend Northern Illinois University

Overall experience

Admission process

(3 out of 5)

Funding / Scholarships

(3 out of 5)

Study experience

(4 out of 5)

Life experience

(4 out of 5)

Job prospects

(3 out of 5)

Student reviews










Manoj, India 4

Online Academics!!

There is a plethora of opportunities available both for academics and extra-curricular activities at Northern Illinois. The Education is good and this combined with the online facilities made learning a fun-filled experi read full review
Vishal, India 4

Learn with zeal

Students can come to Northern Illinois University and have fun and learn with zeal. Its a good place to study.

Srikrishna, India 4

MS in Mechanical Engg

I had always wanted to specialize in Cad/CAM in my Masters and Northern Illinois provided the perfect setting for me. I had also taken courses in Mechanical softwares like Pro/e , catia and Autocad….and on the advice of read full review
Bala, India 4

MS in Computer and Information Science

Of the 3 admits I had, I selected NIU as it the best of my admits. This univ offered me a unique course namely assemblers which was offered by only 2 univs in US ..and NIU was best among those two...

Sravan, India 4


I selected the Northern Illinois University as it is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. I had applied to 4 universities and got admits from 2 of them...NIU and UNCC. As I had done a project on syste read full review
Venkatasai, India 4


Well, actually i came here for the last spring yeah its pretty good doing MS here.This is different experience when compared to that in india.I think that its better to study here with funding.Oncampus job is must as cos read full review
Rakesh, India 4

Masters in Computer Science

Well, i came to US because of my friends. They were all here and i wished i join them and now am here and having a ball.I didnt get any scholarships and the visa process went very well. The visa and visa process went smo read full review
Kathik, India 4


I love my campus, its a university town with no much of fuss around, calm and cool.

Prasad, India 5

Masters in Computer Science

It has been 2 yrs since I landed here in USA. I really like this place. As a person It changed me a lot , I learnt many new things. It gave me exposure to many new cultures and languages.

Kapil, India 4

Masters in Industrial Engineering

As far as my experience goes I never had any difficulties during my time at the university. It¿s really great university. I believe it¿s the safest place. There is also wide spread research opportunities available at the read full review

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About the accommodation

This University provides different types of on-campus housing. The New Residence Hall provides enhanced privacy with single bedrooms arranged in small group clusters of 12. Its Community Center is home to a food court, recreation facility, and lounge; Gilbert hall provides upperclassmen with a living choice in close proximity to arts, engineering, and business classes; the newly renovated grant towers have expanded double and single rooms, the grant double includes a loft able bed, dresser, desk, chair, closet, and micro fridge. This room also includes windows furnished with drapes, tile flooring, electrical outlets, ethernet ports, and cable TV ports. Stevenson Towers is a group of four 12-story towers located at the western edge of campus. Residents enjoy Stevenson's different suite, double and single room layouts. All furniture in Stevenson is movable and can be arranged to better suit the students needs. It has one room with two beds, wardrobes, large dressers, small dressers, desks, and a micro fridge. Desks include a movable hutch, sliding keyboard tray, bulletin board, light, shelf, and outlet. Also includes a rolling chair, mirror in each wardrobe, one or two windows furnished with drapes, electrical outlets, ethernet ports, and a cable TV port. Neptune Hall is located in the central part of campus, directly across the street from the Holmes Student Center and its Huskie Bus turnaround. The residential floors are located in Neptune North, East, and West. Most rooms are double occupancy, using twin beds or bunks. Neptune Hall also features the very popular Trident Grab 'n Go eatery, located in Neptune Central.

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