Visit Us Virtually

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.

Graduate School Tour

Learn about NIU with a quick panoramic campus tour.

Panoramic Campus Tour

Student in downtown DeKalb

Learn more about DeKalb and our friendly college community.

Explore DeKalb

Meet our Faculty

Do you already know your program of study? Are you looking to connect with faculty? Choose from our six colleges:

The Huskie Experience

Students and faculty – past and present – speak about their time as NIU Huskies.

Want to take the next step to learn more?

Tell Us About You

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