Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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Northern Illinois University Review

Dekalb, IL, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
B+
Great

Northern Illinois University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 20,130 students and offering 136 degrees in Dekalb, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northern Illinois University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,301 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
33
8
Art Studies
12
8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
7
Art Teacher Education
14
2
Communication Sciences and Disorders
61
28
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
46
4
Curriculum and Instruction
11
16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
15
17
Education
2
Educational Administration and Supervision
13
Educational Evaluation and Research
1
Educational/instructional Technology
39
5
Educational Leadership and Administration
0
13
13
Elementary Education and Teaching
91
0
English Language and Literature
87
22
8
Fine Arts and Art Studies
2
French Language and Literature
10
2
German Language and Literature
3
Health and Physical Education/fitness
72
Health Teacher Education
4
Liberal Arts
110
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
28
30
Reading Teacher Education
31
Russian Language and Literature
0
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
1
Spanish Language and Literature
39
4
Special Education and Teaching
58
42
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
238
17
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
31
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
995 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
167
104
Business Administration and Management
78
275
Economics
69
4
4
Finance
64
Management Science
52
Marketing/marketing Management
76
Operations Management and Supervision
83
Taxation
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
939 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
18
14
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
81
Educational Psychology
4
2
History
70
9
1
Human Development and Family Studies
156
13
Human Services
18
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
5
Philosophy
14
13
Political Science
113
9
5
Psychology
213
23
18
Public Administration
34
Sociology
103
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
644 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
7
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
27
Dietetics/dietitian
69
16
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
174
Nursing Science
77
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
37
Public Health
23
Registered Nurse
214
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
368 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
45
30
Engineering/industrial Management
13
Engineering Technology
80
Environmental Studies
23
Industrial Engineering
22
39
Mechanical Engineering
77
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
364 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
24
Biology
115
15
5
Chemistry
22
4
9
Geography
13
2
Geology/earth Science
26
10
0
Mathematics
55
15
4
Physics
17
6
5
Statistics
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
257 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
80
124
Information Technology
53
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
183 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
23
6
Fine Arts
89
13
Music
5
25
Music Performance
18
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
100 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law
100
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
32 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
32
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
28 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
28
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
accounting, Class of 1992

trains for the cpa exam

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

You are required to do internship, but it is what you make of it as far as using that for real world. There was not much interaction at that time with future employeers

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1983

Strong and difficult accounting preparation for the CPA

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing/psych, Class of 1990

Resume writing interviewing on campus recruitment

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Wonderful Cooperative and Internship courses to earn college credit and work in a field related job position

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993

There are opportunities but I have not taken advantage of them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

I don't know what NIU does now. They didn't do much in 1980.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Education, Class of 2002

Student teaching experience close to home

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1990

It was a long time ago. I don't really remember.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1982

A placement office with contacts to employers

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human & Family Resources, Class of 1993

My coursework provided me with the knowledge necessary to work in my field.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

There is a career services department, but I never utilized it.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

Competative as there were only 20 spots available after your second year. Made you take it serious and work hard to succeed.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Very diverse wich leads to a great campus feeling. The community was very supportive

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993

I was a grad student. Eat, Sleep, Work

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

It is a suitcase school 90 miles from Chicago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1982

Unsure as to what this is asking; given I was a student on campus 30+ years ago I don't think I can answer this.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Education, Class of 1993

Local feel, lots of commuters, diverse mix but students stayed in groups of people like themselves

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

It is a large feeder school from Chicago, so the student base is very diverse. There is a large Greek population and a small percentage of indie kids.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
accounting, Class of 1992

years ago.......have all been upgraded

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

The were dated but clean.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1988

limited at the time I was there

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing/psych, Class of 1990

Residence halls good, food bad classrooms need repair, transportation needs improvement

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Some are quite modern with recent updates and some keep the character of the older buildings which is quite nice to see. Wonderful architecture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

Again, I thought everything was ok 1976-80. But I do not have an observation on current conditions.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Education, Class of 2002

I'm sure it has improved since I graduated in 2002. While I was there, laptops were not popular/common, the internet was still being born, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1982

Up-to-date; good library and sports facilities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

All of the above. All dorms had computer labs and laundry rooms etc...

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

I did not participate in other activities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

We have a wonderful athletics department, and students are very proud of our football team being MAC champions! There are numerous clubs and activities groups available to suite anyone's interests

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

The lagoon and park area.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1990

I don't know I wasn't that involved in activities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

There was a quittich team as well as a larp zombie sport that always seemed interesting. I personally was a part of the hardcourt bicycle polo community.

Rated January 2016
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