Resources For NIU Parents

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Here’s the basic information about Northern Illinois University at a glance. Be sure to check out the NIU Parent and Family Guide below as well!
Name:Northern Illinois University
Address:1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DekalbIL, 60115-2828
Phone Number:(800) 892-3050
Awards:Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:Suburban
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:20611
Faculty Ratio:15 to 1

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  • The Most Difficult Day of Parenting
    Words are amazing little tools. Most of the time, they enable us to communicate our innermost thoughts and feelings with almost pinpoint accuracy. Unfortunately, there are also times, like now, when the right words elude us. When we can’t find a way to articulate how we feel, no matter how many thesauruses we use. For […]
  • College Drop Off: How to Handle this Gut-Wrenching Milestone
    God, this is all so weird. Like really, really weird. In my head, I know we’re dropping my daughter off at school next month. I mean, it’s on my calendar with a sad face and everything. So it’s not that I’m in denial or anything, it’s all just very surreal. I’ve watched all the Target bags […]
  • Community College was the Best Choice for Me and Here’s Why
    We’ve all seen them: the posts scattered across social media about someone’s child getting into this University or being awarded that amazing scholarship. The posts about packing up childhood rooms and moving across the country with all of the essentials it takes to survive freshman year. While all of these are amazing and wonderful accomplishments, […]
  • Why This Mom Lost it in the Toy Aisle
    The fact that my oldest daughter is going to college next month comes as no great surprise to me—I’ve been anticipating and preparing for it for a really, really long time. Pretty much since the day she was born. Together with my husband, of course, I helped her research schools, went on all the campus […]


View the Parent and Family Guide to connect with NIU. This guide was made with Northern Illinois University families in mind.


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