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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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What courses does Northern Illinois University offer?

Here are the course areas most popular with users from India

Applied and Pure Sciences
Applied and Pure Sciences
Health and Medicine
Health and Medicine
Social Studies and Media
Social Studies and Media
Education and Training
Education and Training
Business and Management
Business and Management


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.

Northern Illinois University

1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DEKALB, Illinois, United States, 60115.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Northern Illinois University, Zulauf Hall 312, 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

Study experience

(5 out of 5)

Student reviews










Prasad review 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.

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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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