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The Best Way to Get to Know NIU is to Visit

At NIU, we make it as easy as possible for you to get to know us. You can gather up tons of info about the university on our website and even take a virtual tour of our campus.

But there’s honestly no substitute for checking us out in person.

That’s why we hold open house events for freshmen and transfer students. And if you can’t make one of those events, you can still schedule a visit on a day that’s convenient for you.

We offer daily visits Monday through Friday—and even on most Saturdays during the school year!

A daily tour lasts just over two hours. You’ll hear a brief presentation from an NIU admissions counselor, learn about our extensive academic offerings, receive answers to your questions about college costs, get the inside scoop on campus life from current NIU students, visit a residence hall and take a walking tour of campus.

We think you’ll fall in love with NIU—just like tens of thousands of other students who saw firsthand what we have to offer and joined our Huskie family.

When the tour is over, we’ll be waiting to guide you on the path to success in your career—and in life. At NIU, your future truly is our focus.

So don’t wait—schedule a visit today.


Create an educational experience as unique as you, and pursue your passion from day one. Get the preparation you need for a successful life and career and the personal attention you deserve. Welcome to where big university lifestyle meets personal attention. Your Future. Our Focus.