Northern Illinois University Your Future, Our Focus Northern Illinois University Your Future, Our Focus


Learning is action at NIU.

No matter what you study, one thing doesn't change; our focus on your goals remains our top priority.

Undergraduate Programs

The NIU baccalaureate degree experience enables graduates to think critically, create and communicate by participating in an engaged learning environment to prepare for success in a diverse, global society.

Graduate Programs

The Graduate School offers more than 110 areas of study for master's, doctoral, and other advanced degrees.

Law Program

As the only public law school in the greater Chicago area, the NIU College of Law was founded on a core belief that a high quality, challenging legal education should not be cost prohibitive.

Colleges and Departments

NIU is home to seven degree-granting colleges and 39 academic departments.

Find an advisor

College and departmental advisors are here to assist you. The Academic Advising Center advises all students who are undecided or have no college affiliation.