First-year Students

Whether you're seeking challenging academics, a vibrant campus life or opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings, you'll find Northern Illinois University is an engaging place to live and learn. An NIU education is nationally-recognized in quality, nationally-ranked in value and aimed at providing you with personal, career and life success.

Through internships, undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad possibilities, 320 student organizations, on-campus jobs and more, the faculty and staff of NIU work hard to provide you with life-changing opportunities.

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Huskie Spotlight

Diana Jarocki

I notice that in this school specifically, the professors don’t only see you as a paying student, but as an individual, first and foremost. They take the time to get to know you and your strengths, and, in turn, help you succeed.

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Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
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