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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 Holiday Spirit Cure: The Junk Drawer
    In a pre-holiday purge this week, I dumped out my junk drawer. It’s the little one in the kitchen by the stove where I put things that don’t belong anywhere in particular. I only open this drawer to put things in it for later. For what is this mighty later? From the story the contents […]
  • Senior Year is a Time for Celebrating Firsts
    Last May, while my oldest daughter Cameron was still a junior in high school, was the first time I felt viscerally, the reality of her imminent graduation and subsequent moving out for college. Up until then, this event had been something remote, distant, and “years” away. But in May, I had a front row seat to […]
  • I Admit it, I Was Ready for My Son to Return to College!
    I looked forward to Thanksgiving since the day we dropped my son Jorden off. As we drove away the only consolation I could offer myself was that Thanksgiving wasn’t so far away and I would see him very soon. Every lonely night I rehearsed over and over the schedule of things we would do while […]
  • My Daughter Died From an Overdose: 4 Things I Want Parents to Know
    “She’s so bright. Once she gets to college, she’ll make new friends and have a change in environment and will focus on her academics. The experimentation she did in high school will fall behind her.” If only… Ten years ago, my husband and I were wondering whether we should be looking for colleges or rehabs […]


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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