Destination: Bold Futures
NIU is a place where future generations are learning today to lead tomorrow.
Our journeys of discovery are geared for Student Career Success; we prepare our graduates to achieve not only in their work but their lives. No matter what paths our students choose – employment at Fortune 500 companies, launching their own businesses, serving in the Peace Corps, starting families – we go beyond book learning to create that foundation.
Students here enjoy unlimited and life-changing avenues for enriched and engaged learning, bolstered by our strong emphasis on experiential learning, undergraduate research and honors.
And these opportunities are growing: We are expanding internship opportunities and working to match every student with an alumni mentor to guide their learning from the “real world.”
NIU's nationally ranked programs prove that a quality education can be affordable.
Everything you ever wanted to know about NIU.
Chartered in 1895, NIU first opened its doors in 1899 as the Northern Illinois State Normal School solely to prepare college-educated teachers.