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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a state university and research institution located in DeKalb, Illinois, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was originally 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 training college educated teachers. John G. Peters has been president since 2000.

The Northern Illinois University is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU’s programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division 1. NIU’s athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference.

Northern Illinois University Rankings in 2011

Northern Illinois University Rankings in 2010

Northern Illinois University Tuition and Fees

Spring 2012
# of Hours
DeKalb Campus
(per hour)
Regional Courses
(per hour)
Tuition, In-State*
(truth-in-tuition policy)
1 – 11 hrs $314.63
12 – 14 hrs $304.06
15 – 16 hrs $283.02
Activity Fee** 1 – 12 hrs $4.11
Athletic Fee** 1 – 12 hrs $20.12
Facilities Fee** 1 – 12 hrs $41.86
Services Fee** 1 – 12 hrs $18.17
Outreach Delivery Fees 1 hr or more $56.00
Regional Course Charges 1 hr or more $50.00
Technology Surcharge 6 hrs or less $125.00 per term
7 hrs or more $250.00 per term
Student Medical Insurance*** 9 hrs or more $415.00

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