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Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, Illinois. DeKalb is a peaceful town about 65 miles west of the cosmopolitan city of Chicago.

  • NIU is consistently ranked among Illinois’ safest large public universities.
  • DeKalb’s population is about 42,000. Learn more about DeKalb at: http://www.cityofdekalb.com/
  • NIU is about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Chicago which is one of the greatest cities in the US for entertainment and employment.