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your future, our focus

Learning is action at NIU. through internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, over 300 student organizations and more, the faculty and staff of nIU work hard to provide you with life-changing opportunities. an nIU education is nationally recognized in quality, nationally ranked in value and aimed at providing you with personal, career and life success.

we’re all in this together “I love the fact that we are an incredibly diverse and open-minded campus. no matter how you identify or what your interests are, you will feel right at home here...this is why I’m proud to be a Huskie. We’re all in this together.” – Ryan mISHleR ClCe, el paSo, Il

“I realized there are students just like me, people looking to build friendships, and share experiences and ideas.” - Sam CampBell, Health Sciences – Rockford, Il

Total enrollment - 21,138 Undergraduate - 15,814 Graduate - 5,020 College of Law - 304 Female - 10,732 Male - 10,102 Majors - 56 Minors - 73 Certificate Programs - 31 Graduate Programs - 80 Student to Faculty ratio - 16:1 Average class size - 23 Financial Aid recipients 2013-14 - 88% Study Abroad countries - 75 Internships completed in 2013 - 600 Campus jobs for students - 3000 Student organizations - 300

There is more to the Huskie experience than a first-class education. Along with your degree, the memories and the friendships you make in college will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether through an elected office, or as a member of a group, you can make your mark on NIU through many organizations. clubs and organizations Develop your leadership skills or just have fun in one of our more than 300 clubs and organizations. With focuses ranging from professional and performing to political and religious, you can find a club for nearly any interest, including more than 40 Greek-lettered organizations. For a complete list, visit club sports Maintain your competitive edge by joining one of more than 30 club sports, covering everything from rugby, hockey and volleyball, to gymnastics and even quidditch. intramural sports Create or join a team and stay active with access to our 27-acre outdoor intramural sports complex, Student Recreation Center, Chick Evans Field House, and convenient locations to exercise, swim, play and more in Gilbert, Gabel and Anderson Halls. service opportunities Make your impact on NIU’s greater community through a number of service initiatives, ranging from a campus-wide day of community service called NIU Cares Day, to a year-long program for students, Huskies Paws for a Cause.

life as we know it this is Huskie country! nothing beats the feeling of cheering the Huskies on to victory in a sea of Cardinal Red and Black. Huskie athletics (nCaa division I) is proud to be a premier program focused on developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life. nIU is a member of the mid-american Conference (maC) and is home to:

welcome days the community of dekalb and the university (collectively and affectionately known as the Communiversity) welcomes you back to campus with a series of events. Beginning with move-in day, where nIU volunteers help you move into your residence hall and culminating with the president’s picnic, we kick off another successful year at nIU together!

Mens: Baseball Basketball football Golf Soccer tennis Wrestling

homecoming for over 100 years, Huskies have come back to dekalb in october to celebrate Homecoming. featuring events like a Huskie pride competition, yell like Hell, the Recycled Boat Race in the lagoon and the parade, Homecoming is an exciting time on campus.

Womens: Basketball Cross Country Golf Gymnastics Soccer Softball tennis track & field Volleyball

for more information, visit history Chartered in 1895, northern Illinois University first opened its doors as the northern Illinois State normal School in 1899 as a teachers’ school. We have since grown into a world-class, research-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world. mascot Victor e. Huskie is always on the field or court, wearing our traditional Cardinal Red and Black colors. you will see we use the singular, “Huskie.” this is intentional, and dates back to 1940 when George G. “Chick” evans, nIU athletics pioneer, made reference to a Huskie dog in a news story he wrote. from that moment on, our athletes have been known, singularly, as a Huskie.

the tugs think march madness meets tug-of-war, and you’ve got tugs! dating back more than 45 years, this tournament attracts quite a crowd as fraternities faceoff against each other in the trenches. niu cares day each year in april, hundreds of nIU students participate in community service projects through nIU Cares day. throughout the greater dekalb/ Sycamore communities, students can be seen doing yard work, visiting with seniors, painting and doing maintenance work for non-profits and community members.


eye on the prize no matter what you study, one thing doesn’t change; our focus on your goals remains our top priority. Conduct research as an undergraduate with faculty, like world-renowned cancer researcher, dr. narayan Hosemane. our nationally recognized researching professors teach all class levels. Explore your talents with celebrated artists. modern guitar virtuoso, fareed Haque, and the critically acclaimed avalon String Quartet will work with you one-on-one to help develop your artistry. Perform and present a semester’s worth of consulting work to a fortune 500 Company with your team from the College of Business’ experiential learning Center, providing realworld solutions.


across our seven colleges, you have your choice of over a hundred courses of study, ranging from engineering, teaching, the arts and sciences, and nearly everything in between. We offer 56 majors with 90 emphases, 73 minors and seven pre-professional programs. nIU Huskies become nurses, engineers, lawmakers, teachers, artists, scientists, communicators and so much more. U.S. News and World Report ranks: - our College of education’s online Graduate education programs 1st in the nation. - our College of engineering and engineering technology’s Undergraduate engineering program in the top 50 nationally. - our College of liberal arts and Sciences’ master of public administration program 5th nationally for City management & Urban policy. - our College of Visual and performing arts’ mfa printmaking program in the top 100 fine arts programs. Bloomberg’s Business Week ranks: - our College of Business’s Undergraduate Business program 1st for return on investment our Health and Human Sciences’ nursing program graduates consistently achieve one of the highest pass rates of the national nursing licensure examination.

research We are a community of learners, celebrating research, scholarship, artistry and entrepreneurship, and as a student here, we will encourage you to do the same. By providing unparalleled hands-on learning opportunities, facilitating the submission of grants and fostering connections to accelerate the creation, integration and application of new knowledge, we commit ourselves to your academic journey. as a Research Rookie, you are paired with a faculty mentor to actively participate in research as early as your freshman year. It is the perfect way to engage in your interests and connect with supportive faculty members. The Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research Program (USoaR) allows you to apply for funding for a special project you would like to explore on campus, at another location in the U.S. or even overseas. Themed Learning Communities are an innovative way to expand your educational experience. through the tlCs you join a group of students to focus on a common theme across several classes and disciplines, allowing you to engage deeply with the chosen theme. Study Abroad opportunities can be a rewarding and life-changing part of your college experience, regardless of your field of study. Ranging from just a few weeks, to a full academic year, you can study in 75 different countries around the world. University Honors Program offers you personal and professional development through special, Honors-only opportunities.

NIU is proud to be home to a number of outstanding faculty, meaning you hone your skills with direction from some of the world’s brightest and most talented educators. To name just a few: Liam Teague, Steelpan virtuoso and Co-winner of the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Festival Solo Championship Pam Smith, leader in NIU’s business ethics education, a national model for ethics education Brianno Coller, nationally recognized for his research in engineering education Laurie Elish-Piper, member of the board of directors of the International Reading Association Dan Gebo, internationally renowned comparative anatomist and paleontologist

“The professors know me by name and genuinely care about my education; it’s so refreshing.” - julia seyller, nursing ‘14

from campus to career success nIU receives institutional accreditation by the Higher learning Commission of the north Central association of Colleges and Schools, and is classified as a Research University by the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching. this designation is reserved for universities that award at least 20 research degrees during the year. • Ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report • Ranked third among public universities in Illinois for return on investment by affordable Colleges online • Ranked in top third of colleges worth your investment by • Ranked in the top 60 for “america’s-Best-Bang-forthe-Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly * Ranking as of 2013


U.S. News & World Report also ranks us among the top 150 universities in the following categories: • Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students) • Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and phds) • Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country) a leg up our Career Services office helps Huskies find internships and careers after graduation. need help writing your resume? Career and Internship fairs? mentoring programs? We’ve got that. you can meet with a career counselor while you are in school, or as an alumni. We have close to 225,000 alumni worldwide. With more than 125,000 enterprising alumni in the greater Chicago area alone, networking and internship opportunities are abundant for nearly all fields of study. our mentoring program can help you connect with an alumnus or alumna in your field of interest.

a Huskie by any other name no matter what field they are in, Huskies excel… some reaching the top of their industries, becoming Ceos, presidents and owners of their own businesses. others have held unique positions such as: • Speaker of the United States House of Representatives • Presidentially appointed member of the Commission to eliminate Child abuse and neglect fatalities • Executive Director of the President’s Council on fitness • Brigadier General, U.S. Army Reserve • Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, equity Group • President, World Business Chicago • Oscar-nominated actress • Illinois State Senator

“nIU gave me the tools to succeed. I had a job before my senior year.” - ISaaC palma ‘13 - aSSIStant manaGeR of SHeRWIn-WIllIamS CHICaGo metRo dIStRICt

89 43,700


typical starting salary after graduation

sitting judges who studied law at nIU


100% audiology doctorate students who are employed within two months after graduation

100+ 1 in 3 local government managers in Illinois are graduates of our public administration program

Illinois superintendents holding nIU degrees

4,600 Business alumni who are Ceos

We know having a place to feel at home is very important. So, come in, kick your shoes off and get comfortable.



lifestyle options • You can choose a single-gender floor, or co-ed floor, where rooms alternate between males and females. Co-ed living is only offered on floors with separate bath facilities. • If you prefer a quieter lifestyle, you can choose a floor with quiet hours 24 hours, seven days a week (excluding friday evenings and noon to midnight on Saturday).

• You may also choose an alcohol-free floor, where alcohol is prohibited regardless of students or their guests’ age. our Living Learning Communities are a oneof-a-kind opportunity to quite literally bring your education home. you will live near students who share the same aspirations and interests as you do, and have access to additional academic programming to enhance your educational experience. these dynamic living arrangements allow you to strengthen your relationships with not only your peers, but with your professors as well, gaining invaluable career knowledge and networking opportunities. for more information, visit

residence halls you have a choice of unique residential facilities designed to maxmize your educational and social experiences as you move through your years at school. all residence halls feature key access 24 hours a day to hallways and individual rooms, Wi-fi and unique dining and café options.

Northern View Community (apartments) nIU’s only on-campus apartment alternative to traditional residence hall living for undergraduate and graduate students and their families. occupants must be over 20 years old, two full years post high school, or have a dependent and/or a partner or spouse.

Gilbert Hall – newly renovated and located in the heart of campus, the complex has maintained its traditional charm but features modern amenities that you desire. Gilbert Hall is reserved for Upperclassman.

Stevenson Hall - located on the western edge of the campus, Stevenson consists of four 12-story towers and features a popular food court style dining area, as well as a late-night grill. the complex offers suites with baths, without baths, and double and single rooms, and is very close to sports fields and tennis courts.

Grant Hall – newly remodeled and located on the northwestern edge of campus, Grant Hall consists of four 12-story towers. It is directly across from the West lagoon and very close to sports fields and tennis courts. Neptune Hall - located in the central part of campus directly across from the Holmes Student Center, neptune Hall offers mostly double occupancy. New Hall – our newest living option offers 1000 single-bed rooms clustered in small groups of 12. Cluster living offers semi-private restrooms shared with another student and a common space which includes a study, living room, and kitchenlike area. additional features include a large community center with a food court style dining area, recreation facility and wireless lounge/ gaming area.

there are plenty of places around campus to grab a coffee and a bite, use free Wi-fi, hang with your friends or just take a few minutes to yourself: east Side Café College Grind Coffee Corner dog pound deli trident Grab ‘n Go eatery three Sons Café BlackHawk food court Huskie Hub founder’s Café duSable dugout Rec Center juice Bar Subway (HSC) ellington’s

“Some of my favorite things about this university are its diversity and wide range of can learn a lot when you live with people from different backgrounds other than your own.” - aSHley GRoSS, SpanISH BUSIneSS and tRanSlatIon – CHICaGo, Il.


“my favorite thing is probably my lights…I love the lights. they were originally for Christmas, but I couldn’t take them down.”

“my dad is a hair-band-of-the-70’s kind of dad, and my boyfriend and his family are all about led Zeppelin, so they have gotten me on the train. of course , you’ve gotta have a poster of led Zeppelin in college!”

hi, i’m jenna jenna is a 2015 art education major and a residence hall advisor. She invited us into her ‘home away from home’ to give you a peek into residence hall life as a Huskie.

“It’s a fun alternative to exercising in the gym everyday. I have a couple of friends back home who do it, and they said I should try it one day. I’m up to 20 minutes around the waist and have tried some arm spins.”


“It’s a little bit of home. my grandma called me one day to ask what my favorite color was. I said blue, and she hung up the phone. the next day, I had an afghan.”

“there’s definitely a great aspect to this…you can sit and reminisce a bit while you’re doing homework. I love this thing…all kinds of pictures and reminders up there.”

“that was a gift from my friend because Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite stories. She knows I’m an artist so she wanted to give me a more artistic perspective on it. I love it…I will never get rid of that thing.”

“those took me a couple of hours and a couple of my friends helped me. I was making these one day with my door open... two friends came in asking me how to make them...they give the room a little bit of artistic “feng shui.”

our community “I tried to look for a place to belong... I was surprised by all of the opportunities I was presented and by the sense of community here in dekalb.” - antHony RoBeRtS, BIomedICal enGIneeRInG – CHICaGo, Il.


creating a safe environment nIU’s more than 60 campus police officers are part of our full-service police agency devoted to excellence in serving and protecting our campus community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In collaboration with the City of dekalb’s police department, nIU’s department of police and public Safety works proactively to provide a safe environment for our students. our campus features many programs that support safety. Call boxes are located throughout campus, providing students an easy way to call for help. Huskie student patrol (Walk Safe program) on weeknights, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., you can contact the Huskie Student patrol, and a trained member of that organization will meet and escort you to your residence hall, parking lots or any other destination on campus.

Huskie safe line the Huskie Safe line travels a fixed-route between 35 locations in and around campus. Students must present a valid nIU oneCard to make use of this free service between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. motorist assistance the department of police & public Safety is available to assist you on campus if you have locked your keys in your car, need to jump start your car’s battery, or require help changing a flat tire. tip line the university maintains a tip line based in part upon the International Crime Stoppers program. It provides you with the opportunity to report information about illegal activities and/or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, without revealing your identity.



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Conveniently located about 65 miles west of Chicago, dekalb is known for its unique character as a thriving university community with both urban and rural roots. Home to nIU, the second largest university in the state of Illinois, the dekalb/nIU “Communiversity” provides options for everyone. Whether you seek the arts, retail, nature or just a friendly place to hang out, we’ve got that. our communiversity is home to many national chain restaurants you are familiar with, as well as a lot of unique, locally-owned establishments our students enjoy. the breakdown 10 – pizza places within a mile of campus 40 – parks and recreation facilities in dekalb 9 – different ethnic food choices (Chinese, Greek, Italian, japanese, mediterranean, mexican, thai, Vietnamese, and of course, american, from traditional to modern, pub-style to banquet) 14 – Community festivals in dekalb and Sycamore, including dekalb’s Cornfest, kite fest, kishwaukee fest and Sycamore’s pumpkin fest 4 – Bowling alleys in dekalb and Sycamore (one inside the Holmes Student Center on campus) 10 – live music venues from concert arena (Convocation Center) to quaint (the House Café) 46 – Restaurants that accept Huskie Bucks, on and off campus.


managing the costs despite the continued rise in the cost of higher education, nIU remains an affordable choice. from grants and loans, to scholarships and campus employment, there are a lot of ways to finance your education at nIU. our financial aid office staff are experts in helping you manage college costs. It all starts with filing the free application for federal Student aid (fafSa) as soon as possible after January 1 for the following school year. filing by this deadline will not only begin the process of securing the resources needed to fund your education, but will also assure that you are considered for the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible. our graduated tuition plan reduces the cost per credit hour as you add classes, letting you take more classes for less money. our “Truth-in-Tuition” plan provides students with a fixed tuition rate for a time period of four continuous years beginning with your initial enrollment. our website features a tuition estimator and will help you put together an estimated “typical annual budget.” the Huskie Installment Plan (HIp) allows you to spread your tuition payments throughout the semester instead of making a lump sum payment at the start of the term. you may also apply for one of the 3,000+ campus jobs and paid a customized budget internships to supplement your financial aid while gaining hands-on experience in your area of interest.





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scholarships nIU awards more than $13 million in scholarships to incoming and current students every year. Scholarship criteria may focus on academic merit, talent, service and involvement, or financial need. many nIU merit scholarships are offered automatically, based on the academic information submitted with your admission application. nIU will review your high school grade point average and composite aCt score (or equivalent Sat score) to determine your eligibility for merit scholarships. transfer students are evaluated based upon their cumulative transfer grade point average. Students are encouraged to submit their completed admission application and all documents by the priority deadline of November 15 in order to receive full consideration for merit scholarships. In addition to viewing the scholarship website for detailed information about merit scholarships, be sure to work closely with your high school’s guidance office or counselor to identify and apply for scholarships offered by local community organizations such as lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce, and/or other places of business or volunteerism. once you have completed at least one semester at nIU, there are many opportunities to apply for scholarships awarded by academic departments. these scholarships are competitive and generally require an application, with deadlines in the late fall or early spring. the Scholarship office is a great resource for information. Visit the office in Swen parson Hall 245k or our website at to learn more.


of undergraduates received financial assistance from federal, state and institutional aid programs in 2012-13. nIU’s FAFSA code is

“I like that everyone on campus is so welcoming and helpful and you can tell they really want students to succeed.” - CHonCe maddoX, joURnalISm – aURoRa, Il

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majors accountancy† (B.S.) applied management (B.S.) Computer Science Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation Public Safety anthropology* (B.a. and B.S.) art (B.a.) art and design education†* (B.S.ed) art History (B.a.) athletic training† (B.S.) Biological Sciences* (B.S.) Business administration† (B.S.) Chemistry * (B.S.) Biochemistry Chemistry Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students Secondary Teaching Combined degree program in physics and engineering Communication (B.a. and B.S.) Media Studies Organizational/Corporate Communications Rhetoric and Public Communication Communicative disorders (B.S.) Community leadership and Civic engagement (B.a. and B.S.) Advocacy Arts and Humanities Enterprise Environmental Global Computer Science† (B.S.) Computational Software Enterprise Software Software Development early Childhood Studies†* (B.S.) 04 Certification 04 Certification with Preschool Special Education Approval economics* (B.a. and B.S.) electrical engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering

elementary education†* (B.S.ed.) english* (B.a.) English Studies English Studies with Educator Lincensure environmental Studies (B.a. and B.S.) Biodiversity and Environmental Restoration Energy Studies Human Experience Environmental Policy Non-Government Organization Water family & Child Studies†* (B.S.) Child Development Family and Individual Development Family Social Services finance† (B.S.) french (B.a.) French Language and Literature Translation and Business French Geography* (B.a. and B.S.) Geography Geomatics Geology & environmental Geosciences* (B.S.) Earth Science Education Environmental Geosciences Geology German (B.a.) German Language and Literature Translation and Business German Health education* (B.S.ed.) Health Sciences (B.S.) Pre-Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Services History* (B.a. and B.S.) Industrial & Systems engineering (B.S.) Engineering Management Health Systems Engineering Manufacturing Systems journalism (B.a. and B.S.) kinesiology (B.S.) management† (B.S.) Human Resource Management Leadership and Management marketing† (B.S.)

mathematical Sciences* (B.S.) Actuarial Science Applied Mathematics Computational Mathematics General Mathematics Mathematics Education Probability and Statistics mechanical engineering (B.S.) Advanced Computing and Simulation Mechatronics and Robotics Sustainable Engineering medical laboratory Sciences† (B.S.) meteorology (B.S.) music† (B.a. and B.m) (For the B.M.) Composition Music Education Performance nursing† (B.S.) nutrition, dietetics & Hospitality management * (B.S.) Hospitality Administration Nutrition, Health & Wellness operations & Information management† (B.S.) philosophy (B.a.) physical education* (B.S.ed.) General Physical Education/K-12 and 6-12 Educator Licensure 6-12 Educator Licensure physics* (B.S.) Applied Physics Professional Physics for Graduate Study Secondary School Teaching political Science* (B.a. and B.S.) International Politics Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment Politics Public Administration and Service Public Law psychology* (B.a. and B.S.) pre-dentistry pre-law pre-medicine and pre-osteopathy

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minors pre-optometry pre-pharmacy pre-podiatry pre-Veterinary medicine public Health (B.S.) Environment and Health General Public Health Health Administration Health Promotion Sociology†* (B.a. and B.S.) Spanish (B.a.) Spanish Lanuage and Literature Translation and Business Spanish Special education†* (B.S.ed.) Learning Behavior Specialist I Vision Impairments Studio art† (B.f.a) Design and Media Arts Time Arts Photography Visual Communication 2-D Studio Drawing Illustration Painting Printmaking 3-D Studio Ceramics Fiber Metalwork & Jewelry Sculpture technology (B.S.) Applied Manufacturing Technology Aviation Management Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Energy and Environmental Technology Industrial Management and Technology Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Nuclear Engineering Technology † textiles, apparel, and merchandising (B.S.) theatre arts† (B.f.a.) Acting Dance Performance Design and Technology theatre Studies (B.a.)

actuarial Science anthropology applied probability and Statistics art art History Biological Sciences Biomedical engineering Black Studies Business administration Business Innovation and entrepreneurship Chemistry Chinese Studies Classical Studies Coaching Cognitive Studies Communication Studies Communicative disorders Community leadership and Civic engagement Comparative literature Computer Science dance education dance performance deafness Rehabilitation economics electrical engineering electrical engineering technology elementary mathematics education energy technology english environmental management Systems environmental Studies family and Child Studies family, Consumer, and nutrition Sciences finance french Geography Geology and environmental Geosciences

certificates German Gerontology Global Studies Health education History Italian japanese Studies journalism kinesiology and physical education latino/latin american Studies lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Studies linguistics manufacturing engineering technology marketing mathematical Sciences mechanical engineering military Science nutrition, dietetics, and Hospitality administration philosophy political Science productivity professional Communication psychology public administration public Health Russian Safety Social entrepreneurship Sociology Southeast asian Studies Spanish Sustainable engineering textiles, apparel, and merchandising theatre Studies Urban Studies Women’s Studies

actuarial Science adolescence applied ethics asian american Studies Business analytics Using Sap Software Civic engagement Creative Writing Criminology digital media production finance foundations of educational Study Geographic Information Systems Gerontology Homeland Security Illinois director Credential Certificate – level 2 Illinois toddler Credential Certificate – level 5 Information Systems Interactive marketing lean Six Sigma lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Studies logistics middle School literacy mobile programming nanotechnology philosophy of education professional Selling professional teaching practices public Sector leadership Religious Studies Service management Social entrepreneurship Women and Gender Studies


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“Coming to nIU was the best decision I could have made.” - elySe jaReS, aCCoUntInG – antIoCH, Il

attend an Open House with other future Huskies tour the campus, attend featured presentations, learn about academic programs and browse the academic and student life information fair. experience nIU’s campus and meet current students, faculty and staff. featured presentations from our 2013-2014 open houses include: • Choosing Your Major • Dollars & Sense – Your Guide to Financial Aid • Housing & Dining at NIU • Scholarships & Academic Achievement Visit for information on upcoming events.

stop by and see us at the Office of Admissions the office of admissions is open year-round (excluding university holidays/closures) for individual walk-in visits with admission representatives. monday through friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Williston Hall 101 350 normal Road dekalb, Il 60115 If you would like to meet with university staff in your academic major of interest, please contact us to schedule an appointment at least 10 days in advance. take a Virtual Tour Visit the nIU campus from the comfort of your own home using our interactive Virtual tour. Start your tour now by visiting

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19 aCt score and either: 2.75* Gpa - or - top half of your class

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- OR 23 aCt score and either: 2.5* Gpa - or - top two-thirds of your class

Honors admission 27 aCt and either: 3.75* Gpa - or - top 10% of your class

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2014-2015 Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Admissions view book: your future, our focus