Northern Illinois University

Location
Dekalb, IL
Student Size
16,769
College Type
Public University|Research
Acceptance Rate
59%
Student To Faculty Ratio
16:1

About Our College

Northern Illinois University (NIU) 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. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, it has satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois.

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