Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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Northern Illinois University Reviews

Based on 56 Reviews
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy. Dekalb, IL
College Review
Career PreparationA-
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesB+
Activities and GroupsB+
B+
Great
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.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
3
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
238
17
Special Education and Teaching, General
58
42
Spanish Language and Literature
39
4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
1
Russian Language and Literature
0
Reading Teacher Education
31
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
28
30
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
110
Health Teacher Education
4
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
72
German Language and Literature
3
French Language and Literature
10
2
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
2
English Language and Literature, General
87
22
8
Elementary Education and Teaching
91
0
Educational/instructional Technology
39
5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
0
13
13
Educational Evaluation and Research
1
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
13
Education, General
2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
15
17
Curriculum and Instruction
11
16
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
46
4
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
61
28
Art/art Studies, General
12
8
Art Teacher Education
14
2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
7
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
33
8
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Taxation
19
Operations Management and Supervision
83
Marketing/marketing Management, General
76
Management Science
52
Finance, General
64
Economics, General
69
4
4
Business Administration and Management, General
78
275
Accounting
167
104
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Sociology
103
3
Public Administration
34
Psychology, General
213
23
18
Political Science and Government, General
113
9
5
Philosophy
14
13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
5
Human Services, General
18
Human Development and Family Studies, General
156
13
History, General
70
9
1
Educational Psychology
4
2
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
81
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
Anthropology
18
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
214
Public Health, General
23
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
37
Nursing Science
77
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other
174
Dietetics/dietitian
69
16
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
27
Audiology/audiologist
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mechanical Engineering
77
39
Industrial Engineering
22
39
Environmental Studies
23
Engineering/industrial Management
13
Engineering Technology, General
80
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
45
30
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Statistics, General
17
Physics, General
17
6
5
Mathematics, General
55
15
4
Geology/earth Science, General
26
10
0
Geography
13
2
Chemistry, General
22
4
9
Biology/biological Sciences, General
115
15
5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
24
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Information Technology
53
Computer Science
80
124
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Music, General
5
25
Music Performance, General
18
4
Fine/studio Arts, General
89
13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
23
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law
100
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
32
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
28
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
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
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 Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - 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
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral 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
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 Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
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 1988
unknown
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
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
accounting, Class of 1992
suitcase
Rated January 2016
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
Accounting, Class of 1988
ok
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1983
ambitious
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing/psych, Class of 1990
Diverse friendly
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
Health Education, Class of 2002
Very diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1990
Lazy
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
Accounting, Class of 1983
OK
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
MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993
Acceptable
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
BS Computer Science, Class of 1990
Average, dated.
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
accounting, Class of 1992
bars
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interior Architecture, Class of 1991
I did not participate in other activities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1988
unknown
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1983
Football
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing/psych, Class of 1990
Ama
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
MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993
Unsure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980
The lagoon and park area.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Education, Class of 2002
N/A
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Computer Science, Class of 1990
I don't know I wasn't that involved in activities.
Rated January 2016