Northern Illinois University first opened their doors in 1899 to train “college-educated teachers.” NIU is located in Dekalb, Illinois and is a public, four year university. NIU is home to over 20,000 students. Each year more than 10,000 prospective applicants apply and a little over 3,000 students are admitted to the university. The school offers an array of different academic programs for students including undergraduate, graduate, and law programs. It also has programs for international studies and preparation for working education.
The main campus holds 64 major buildings, some of which are housing buildings and others that host classes. The student to staff ratio is 15:1. NIU offers 57 undergraduate majors and 73 undergraduate minors. The cost of tuition is approximately $4,800.00 per semester. The cost for room and board is $5,000.00 per semester and the general fees are approximately $2,400.00 per semester.
Northern Illinois University’s undergraduate application deadline is August 1 and it is a regular admission school, accepting the common application. The academic requirements are as follows: the grade point average requirement is a 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and the ACT requirement is 16. In addition, students applying must pass all the required high school courses.
By: Kalyani Maldonado