Northern Illinois University

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About Northern Illinois University

According to Wikipedia, Northern Illinois University is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois. It was 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 producing college-educated teachers. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, it has satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois.

Northern Illinois University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
16,690 59% 48% 1055 22

How Much Does Northern Illinois University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$12,478

How Much Do Northern Illinois University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Northern Illinois University, then you can expect to earn an average of $49,800 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Northern Illinois University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
13,906 10,935 2,971

Where is Northern Illinois University?

Northern Illinois University is located at 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb IL 60115-2828

How Safe is Northern Illinois University?

Northern Illinois University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Northern Illinois University Known For?

Northern Illinois University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Northern Illinois University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Northern Illinois University's Most Influential Alumni?

Northern Illinois University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Mathematics, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Northern Illinois University's most famous alumni:

Paul Sereno
Paul Sereno
An American paleontologist .
John Sall
John Sall
An American businessman.
Markos Moulitsas
Markos Moulitsas
An American blogger.
Bharath Sriraman
An Indian mathematician.
Steven Schafersman
An American geologist.
Judith Curry
Judith Curry
An American climatologist.
Kenneth Womack
Kenneth Womack
A Writer and critic.
David Roediger
An American historian.
Ibrahim Umar
A Nigerian scientist.
Ann E. Rondeau
Ann E. Rondeau
A United States Navy admiral.
Chel Diokno
Chel Diokno
A Filipino lawyer, academic.
Ray Hanania
Ray Hanania
An American journalist.