Northern Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.9 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 92 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 19,015 (14,079 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 54% part-time, 46% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,982 in-state; $22,551 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the course work is on the leading edge, both important, current and applicable to Illinois school districts. Coming from a small liberal arts college as an undergraduate, the transition to a large campus was a little challenging; staff has been harder to get a hold of and less responsive. I've had no help with financial planning and have tried to contact the graduate advisors several times with no response. Professors are generally helpful and more easily contacted. Their alumni network is extensive as is their career services office--definitely a bonus to the program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Northern Illinois University has provided me with the tools necessary to succeed in the business world. The education and the leadership skills that I have acquired here are like any other. Many of the professors that I have had a chance to be taught under were well qualified for their positions and allowed me to excel through hard work and dedication to material. The classrooms reflect an actual and real business setting. It has been nothing less than a stellar experience for me.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

There is a lot of support throughout the program from all of the staff members.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Do not live on campus so I do not have much input with regards to the campus life. Online courses are flexible and a great tool for the program.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Wonderful Program for the working student. Great flexibility of courses.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The special education graduate program at NIU is a fantastic program that I would highly recommend. It is well worth your money and time. The professors hold a wealth of knowledge and are always readily available.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good value, and the professors are very personable and want to help you succeed.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I consider the program that I am currently enroll at NIU is one of the best that I had ever taken. The work load is big but all the reflections are tied to what it will be experience in the future as administrators. I love the support I get from the professors and their kindness and understanding. It is not easy to go to school and have a full time job but some how they try to make it reasonable for everybody.
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros Great reputation Entire program is really exciting and engaging Cons Location is not readily accessible so I spend additional cost in travel Currently in need of additional assistance to afford cost of fees
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is extremely accredited and competitive. I believe that I am being pushed to become the best student possible in this ever-changing work force.
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