Northern Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 93 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 20,130 (15,027 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 55% part-time, 45% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,362 in-state; $20,538 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Excellent department, works hard to help you out, pushes you to reach your highest potential. Cons: Hidden fees.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Department really feels like they want me here, I feel accepted and appropriately put to work. Cons: Tuition remission does not include a load of unnecessary fees and costs from the school totaling $2,000 dollars I have to pay for on my own.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: this program really prepares students for entry into the recreation field Cons: the academic advising leaves something to be desired
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

First semester of school was very easy, but this was due to the excellence of the professors
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The classess are affordable and the professors have personal experience in the fields they are teaching. The biggest con to the program are the length of a night class after a full day of work.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Although Northern's Masters of Arts in Special Education (with LBS1 endorsement) is relatively affordable, there are very few Graduate Assistantships available to students who are pursuing degrees in non-Counseling and non-Secondary Education programs.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended NIU for my undergraduate and graduate degree. I feel as though NIU has really stepped it up in the last few years to become a better school!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

The School Business Management program is very competitive. It has a strong network in place to aid in career progression. The flexibility of the online component drew me to program--as a full time working mother this attribute was key to support work/life balance in my household.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The school is adequate for general studies of your particular major but needs to work on the online portion a little more
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

My plan was to pursue just a Master's course Statistics. The professors are so vehement in their delivery and they care so much about students' appreciation of the subjects in class and in the real world. I have now decided to switch to a PhD not because I planned to, but because I have been made to believe in the subjects and I love doing what I am doing. If I have another chance I will still be a "Husky". Go Huskies!!
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