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Resources for Students

Academics Programs and Resources

Many of NIU's academic programs, such as business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and education (including all educator licensure programs) are nationally recognized for meeting high standards of academic quality and success.

Living On Campus

NIU has five residence halls, as well as the Northern View Community apartments for undergraduate and graduate students and families. Living on campus allows you wonderful opportunities to meet new people and participate in campus events.

Sports and Activities

NIU is a NCAA Division 1 school, but we also offer numerous club sports and intramurals for athletes of all levels, and various outdoors and indoors activities for those wanting to meet some new people and have a great time.

Costs and Financing Solutions

NIU offers numerous types of financial aid and payment plans to make the cost of attendance as stress-free and manageable as possible.