Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB-
Northern Illinois University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
High School GPA
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.150 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.181 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.227 responses
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After Northern Illinois University
- Very Good725
So far I haven't enjoyed my time here. Unless you are a partier or an athlete there isn't much opportunity to meet people in a fun environment. There also isn't a very large LGBTQ community. Dekalb is you typical small midwest town, in that it's conservative set in its' ways. The dorm you choose is very important! Neptune is great because you are so close to classes, however, the floors are so large that it is difficult to form relationships with the people you live with. The other dorms seem more social, however, they are pretty far from most classes.
- 27 days ago
Off campus housing is not that bad the landlords that I have experience are nice and very understanding of any given situation. The parking lots are huge so parking is not a problem. One con can be availability because spot are taken very fast sometimes a spot can be the prize of a competition between individuals. Safety is very important because they have gated apartments, police phones and also patrolling the neighborhoods. One thing I love is there is soooo much variety at NIU. You have studios, apartments 1-4 bedrooms and the best if all town houses. I can't wait to move in already I'm excited!
- College Junior
- Aug 11 2013
NIU and its donors love to throw money into its sports. The Huskie football team has the newly built Yordon Center where they have state-of-the-art locker rooms and rehab pool/exercise equipment. Ever since the football team went to the Orange Bowl school morale has been boosted. We were excited that a medium sized school like ours could make it to a major bowl, and we want to see more of that! Plus, it helps that our quarterback Jordan Lynch was 7 places away from winning the Heisman, and he'll have another shot at it next year for his senior season.
- College Sophomore
- June 21 2013