Thrive in an authentic college-town atmosphere only 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. With over 16,000 total students, including nearly 4,500 graduate students, we have a diverse and inclusive community where you can study over 80 degree offerings within a wide variety of disciplines. We are proud to have 150,000 NIU alumni living in Illinois!
Take a Virtual Visit
If you're a prospective graduate student, your next step is to visit us virtually! There's no better way to sample life at Northern Illinois University and in the DeKalb community.
Take a tour of our six colleges with graduate programs.