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An education at NIU is more than just an academic degree. NIU opens the doors to career success, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. At Northern Illinois University, you’ll meet students, faculty, staff, and alumni who will help you find your place. We’re all in this together.

Choose from 56 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs. No matter what you study, our focus on your goals remains our top priority. Take the first step to success, apply to NIU today.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Freshmen, transfer, post-baccalaureate, reentering & visiting students.

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Graduate School Admissions

For students seeking an advanced degree (bachelor's degree required).

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College of Law Admissions

For students seeking a Juris Doctor degree.

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International Undergraduate Admissions

For international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at NIU. International graduate students should apply through the Graduate School.

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Professional and Continuing Education

Gain the credentials and certifications necessary to stay ahead in the workplace.

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Off-Campus Academics

Courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends at off-campus locations and online.