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Northern Illinois University is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college-educated teachers. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 800 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Rankings

Majors in Demand:

  • Art and Design
    Accounting
    Biological Science
    Computer Science
    Chemistry
    Communication
    English
    History
    Marketing
    Psychology
    Speech

299-391

(National Universities)

-

(QS World Ranking)

Location

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Enrollment

12,277

Acceptance Rate

59%

Personal Statement

Recommended

Application Method(s)

CGPA

2.0(12-60 credits)
2.5(>60 credits)

SAT / ACT

Yes

No

(Freshmen <30 credit hours)

(Transfers >30 credit hours)

English Proficiency

71

TOEFL

6.0

IELTS

105

DET

Fees

$23,478

Total

$12,478 / $11,000

Deadlines

1 Dec

Spring

1 Aug

Fall

Tuition / Living

Scholarship

updated: April 2022