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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
Website:www.niu.edu
Type:Academic
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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  • Please Post Your Kid’s College Acceptance To Social Media
    Your kid just got into college. Yay them and yay you. You want to shout it from the mountaintop (as in post it on Facebook) but you hesitate because you know that there are others who have been rejected or who haven’t yet heard. And, we have long been chided against being braggadocios. You don’t […]
  • Four Reasons Why All I Want For The Holidays is a Sock Monkey
    What came out of my mouth was, “A homemade sock monkey.” When my teenagers asked me what I wanted for the holidays, that’s what I said.  I could surely use a Roomba, a vacation, new PJs, or a massage. But really, all I want is a sock monkey. But a cute one, not a brown […]
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Is A Common Concern for College Kids, Experts Say
    As the days shorten and the temperature cools, limiting warmth and sunlight, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is an ailment that affects many this time of year. A more intense and disruptive variety of “winter blues,” SAD is a “subset of a depressive disorder,” according to Jordan D. Barnard, licensed psychologist at the Pennsylvania State University […]
  • 4 Hilarious Strategies To Coerce A Teen Son’s Hug
    My son was in first grade when he demanded I stop touching him at school pickup and drop-off. A public hug, it seems, was affecting his street cred with the playground population. I guess he had to make a choice between the mother who loved and cared for him for the last six years and […]

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