Northern Illinois University Reviews

3.71 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
93% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/3/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"I could not have made a better college choice! Northern Illinois University (NIU) was a wonderful university to attend! The faculty and students were a pleasure to work with. The variety of classes and cultures on campus was rewarding. The surrounding community was very supportive of our athletic teams, and activities going on. Our motto "Forward, Together Forward" was founded after a horrific tragedy on campus, and the experience truly brought us closer together. I am so proud to be an NIU alumni! Go Huskies!"
2.4 out of 5 stars
I don't know what to put here - 10/26/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2005
"The classes were a mixed bag but mostly good, or at least as good as the effort you put into them. The career services department is worse than useless, unless you're from one of the four or five majors they care about. If you are studying engineering, business, nursing, or teaching, you'll be fine. Otherwise you will get no help at all."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"I enjoyed it. It's not hard. People that fail out is due to them not trying generally. Learn basic study habits. If you don't think you can do it, don't do it. You will end up owing a lot of money and, in most cases, end up in a worse position than you would have been had you not tried."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"NIU has a pretty campus, but a lot of students don't seem to get too involved in school activities or clubs. Most students leave on weekends which deteriorates the college atmosphere some want when they leave home."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Lindsey - 8/5/2014
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014
"NIU has something for everyone! Whether you are an athlete, bookworm, art enthusiast, or anything else, NIU has you covered! Not to mention, the diversity and culture on campus is phenomenal! NIU caters to a wide variety of interests and we pride ourselves on our ability to create successful and competent students to enter the workforce right out of college. NIU really is the first step into the right direction, so come make your mark in Huskie Country!"