Northern Illinois University

601–800th
World University Rankings 2022
401-500th
US College Rankings 2022
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Illinois, 60115-2828, United States

About Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School in May 1985.

As well as the main campus is DeKalb, there are additional campuses in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon.

There are seven colleges at the university including business; education; enginneering and engineering technology; health and human sciences; law; liberal arts and visual and performing arts. These are then organised further into 42 schools and departments.

There are over 300 student clubs and organisations at the university. There are also a range of sports clubs that students can join including football, baseball, tennis, softball and athletics. Sports teams at the university are known as Huskies.

Students and faculty in from the college of visual and performing arts host many art exhibitions, musical concerts and theatrical and dance productions throughout the year.

Students are able to participate in a study abroad scheme in one of 75 countries.

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Key statistics

  • $10,880
    On-campus Room and Board
    (1)
  • $44,400
    Salary after 10 years
    (1)
  • $14,610
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
    (1)
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
    (2)
  • 15.5
    No. of students per staff
    (2)
  • 14,266
    Number of FTE Students
    (2)
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (2)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 US Rankings and (2) 2022 World University Rankings