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.

Learn More

VisitApply

Huskie Spotlight

Diamond Williams

Inside the classrooms at NIU, I feel that the professors care about not only professional and academic growth, but also my personal growth.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-0446
admissions@niu.edu

Find Your Admissions Counselor


Your State

Your State

Are you transferring from a community college or four-year college/university in Illinois?


Your School Name

Your School Name

Your Admissions Counselor

Alex Torres

Your Admissions Counselor

Amanda DeSimon

Your Admissions Counselor

Bettie Mattison-Farris

Your Admissions Counselor

Brenda Powell

Your Admissions Counselor

Brenda Powell

Your Admissions Counselor

De'Marcus Hamilton

Your Admissions Counselor

Tedra Mewhirter

Your Admissions Counselor

Ty Garland

Your Admissions Counselor

Yadira Verastegui

Back to top