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We value diversity at NIU. Our students' talents, cultures and perspectives enrich our academics and community. Come join us 65 miles west of Chicago. We have all the resources you'd expect from a nationally recognized public research university, and you'll feel at home in our close-knit, dynamic campus. We'll give you personalized guidance as you earn a degree that can take you anywhere.
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Business management major
We’re expecting big things from Covenant “Covie” Falana. So is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. You might just recognize Covie, who was hand-picked by Johnson as one of 64 competitors on his new NBC television show, “The Titan Games.”
Human development and family sciences major
She might have taken an indirect path to NIU, but Oriana was meant to be a Huskie all along. A graduate of Chicago High School for the Arts, Flores briefly attended Illinois State University before transferring to NIU from City Colleges of Chicago.
Psychology and sociology double-major
She may be from Waterloo, Iowa, but Cassandra Pilcher feels at home at NIU. "I’m a strong believer in everyone having a college that is a right fit for them,” she says. “Luckily, NIU was that for me."