Northern Illinois University Your Future, Our Focus Northern Illinois University Your Future, Our Focus

Fall Open House - October 9, 2017

Strong academic programs. Top faculty who care about you. A friendly campus ranked among the “50 safest large colleges and universities in America.”

To truly understand how our extraordinary programs at NIU will bring your future into focus, you really need to come to an open house.

Good news! We’re rolling out the red carpet Monday, October 9.

At our Fall Open House, we’ll answer your questions on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Financial assistance. Talk with the pros about financing your NIU education. We have a flat-tuition rate, so once you’re enrolled full-time for 12 semester hours in the fall or spring semesters, any credit hours taken beyond that are at no additional cost. You can complete your degree faster without paying more.
  • Our majors. From STEM fields to the arts and quite a bit in between, you can choose from over 100 areas of study, with courses taught by faculty on the cutting-edge of their fields. Check out some of our rankings and recognitions.
  • NIU PLUS. With our NIU PLUS program, your hands-on learning activities and even your part-time job can give you a competitive edge when you graduate and enter the job market.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Whether you are an incoming freshman, a senior or somewhere in between, you can benefit from exciting opportunities to perform research on campus, in the community and even in another country.
  • Housing options. NIU students can live on-campus in residence halls, off-campus or at home while commuting.
  • Study Abroad. We offer study abroad programs in 75 countries, accommodating every major and every schedule! Importantly, studying abroad through NIU can be made affordable through financial aid and scholarships.
  • Support Services. Career ServicesUniversity HonorsCampus Child Care. Those are just three of more than a dozen support services and cultural resource centers that provide support to NIU's diverse student population, enhancing lives and helping students achieve success.
  • The Huskie Family. You can have fun and make friends—and maybe even make the world a better place—through our more than 300 student organizations!

Got your interest? Learn more about NIU, register online today for the upcoming open house or email admissions@niu.edu for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Open House Activities Include

  • Application workshop with free application fee
  • Learn about colleges, majors, organizations, services and more at the browsing fair
  • Tour campus and our residence halls to check out your future home

Can't make it on October 9?

Create an educational experience as unique as you, and pursue your passion from day one. Get the preparation you need for a successful life and career and the individual support you deserve. Welcome to where big university lifestyle meets personal attention. Your Future. Our Focus.