- Is it safe at NIU?
- Does the university provide health services for NIU students?
- Does NIU offer tutoring services for its students?
- Is there an honors program?
- Can students get a job on campus?
- Is there bus service on campus for students?
- Can students bring their cars to campus?
- What kinds of student organizations are there on campus?
- Who do I contact for information about phones, computers and technology services?
- Is counseling available for NIU students?
- What kind of assistance does the university provide for students with disabilities?
- Where can I find information on tuition and fees?
- Where can I find information on scholarships?
- Where can I find information on financial aid?
- What are the residency requirements to qualify for in-state tuition?
- Where can I find more information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?
- Where can I purchase NIU clothing and gifts?
- Where do I buy tickets to NIU athletic events?
- What are the school colors and mascot?
- Is there a campus organization for parents to join?
- Does NIU offer an alumni association for its graduates?
- How can I support NIU?
- What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?
- What is the relationship of ACT scores and high school rank to graduation rates?
Yes! Northern Illinois University has the advantage of being located in a smaller city with lower crime rates than more populous communities. But even in this relatively secure environment, people must act responsibly to ensure their own well-being. For more information, see our Campus Safety site.
Yes! Health Services provides medical care to all students, full-time or part-time, who are registered and have paid on-campus tuition and fees. Students may use Health Services without being enrolled in the student Health Insurance Plan.
The university offers a Student Health Insurance Plan designed exclusively for NIU students. Enrollment in the plan is automatic for students registered for 9 or more on-campus hours and all international students.
Yes! ACCESS provides campus-wide academic support and tutoring to undergraduate students. Services include free, individualized appointment-based tutoring in most 100- and 200-level general education courses and walk-in tutoring centers in Douglas, Lincoln, and Grant residence halls.
Yes! Students in the honors program reap the benefits of learning from NIU's top faculty, exploring their interests in-depth and designing individual programs of studies. For more information, see the University Honors Program and the Undergraduate Catalog.
Yes! Part-time jobs for students provide a valuable work experience and help to offset the costs of attending school. While attending NIU, a student may work on campus up to 20 hours per week. Employment opportunities are frequently available for students who demonstrate financial need through the College Work-Study Program. See Student Employment for opportunities!
NIU maintains the largest student-run university bus system in Illinois. The Huskie buses are in operation seven days a week, while school is in session during the fall and spring semesters, during winter and spring break, and for limited hours during summer school. Routes cover the NIU campus and prime shopping areas throughout the city of DeKalb.
Yes! Parking permits are required on campus and can be purchased online. For more information, visit our Transportation & Parking page.
Students can choose from more than 200 student organizations. It's easy to make friends and enjoy campus life by getting involved right away.Organizations reflect diverse interests such as: academic and professional, diversity and cultural, honor societies, media, military, performing groups, religious, residence halls, service, social justice and sports.
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides and supports technology for the NIU campus. For more information, visit the ITS website.
Yes! Counseling and Student Development provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and referral, substance abuse assessments, eating disorder assessments, anger interventions, learning and study skills assistance, workshops, consultation (concerning mental health issues, programming, and organizations) and training for graduate students.
The Academic Advising Center assists students who have not chosen a major with identifying major and career options, choosing appropriate courses, clarifying life and educational goals and utilizing university resources.
The university provides support services for students with a variety of disabilities. A wide range of services can be obtained including, but not limited to, housing, transportation, adaptation of printed materials, testing accommodations, sign language interpreters and advocacy with faculty and staff.
Tuition and fee information is maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
The NIU Scholarship Office maintains comprehensive information on scholarship opportunities.
Information and applications for financial assistance are available from Student Financial Aid. That office also maintains information on Veteran's Assistance.
That information is available on the Registration & Records site.
Information on FERPA is available on the Registration and Records site.
The University Bookstore offers a variety of apparel and gifts available for purchase online.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office at the NIU Convocation Center.
The school colors are cardinal red and black and the mascot is Victor E. Huskie. For more information, on Huskie Spirit visit the NIU Huskies site.
Yes! The NIU Parents Association provides meaningful opportunities for you to share in your son’s/daughter’s college experience.
Yes! The NIU Alumni Association provides benefits, services and special programs to all NIU graduates.
Gifts to the university through the NIU Foundation provide a dependable source of income to NIU's colleges, departments, and other support units, enabling them to offer scholarships, improve academic programs, support faculty development, and enrich campus life for students.
23. What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?
NIU helps students secure internships and full-time employment by offering job and internship fairs, career counseling, resume and cover letter reviews and an online job search database. For more information, see our Careers & Employment page.
NIU's graduation rates are similar to the average graduation rates of other NCAA 1-A institutions. For more information, see our Fast Facts page.