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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
University Website: www.niu.edu
Apply Online: www.niu.edu/admissions/onlineapp.shtml
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was originally 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. John G. Peters has been president since 2000.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division I. NIU's athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference.

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1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Apply online Admissions:
www.niu.edu/Apply/index.shtml
Financial Aid:
www.niu.edu/fa/

Northern Illinois University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NRF Next Generation Scholarship Up to $25,000 September 09, 2018