Your place to be.
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.
Temporary suspension of campus visits, tours and events
In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, NIU has made the difficult decision to suspend public on-campus events, including campus visits and tours, until further notice. In addition, the Admission Office is closed to all visitors until further notice. We are standing by, ready to assist via phone and email. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-0446.
We look at potential, not test scores.
Starting in fall 2021, you won't need to submit your ACT or SAT score when you apply. We'll look at your GPA for general admission. Read more about test-blind admission requirements for fall 2021.