NIU Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at NIU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit NIU Disability Services.
NIU for the Military
While not a "service academy", NIU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit NIU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our NIU for Veterans Guide.
NIU offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, NIU does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Northern Illinois University
NIU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Northern Illinois University
NIU has a comparatively large, student body. There were 12,788 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 11,190 (87.5%). Part-time attendance was 1,598 (12.5%).
Northern Illinois University is Ranked #452 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, NIU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank NIU #452 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Northern Illinois University Competes in the NCAA
NIU has a total of 467 student athletes, 244 men and 223 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$20,465,019|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$20,465,019|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Northern Illinois University Athletics