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NIU Overview

Northern Illinois University is a premier research-centered public university focused on student career success. NIU is nationally ranked for quality and value and offers abundant academic opportunities and a rich campus life.

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NIU is located in DeKalb, IL, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of Chicago. With a population of 44,000, DeKalb is a thriving community that has both urban and rural influences. Its location to the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs offers unique opportunities for culture, entertainment and employment.

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All supporting documents necessary to process your application must be sent to:

International Admissions
Northern Illinois University
1425 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-8276

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