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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

Academics Summary

Northern Illinois University has a graduation rate of 51% and offers 87 majors. Its student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.


Academics Stats

Graduation Rate

51%

Retention Rate

65%

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

14:1


AP Credit Policy

Students admitted to NIU with sufficiently high scores on certain AP exams may receive college course credit from NIU. Credit is not posted on the student record unit the end of the 15th day of the student's first enrollment. Credit is posted on the student record with the symbol CR. No specific grade is attached to this credit.

  • Offers credits

    Yes

  • Offers placement into advanced courses

    Yes


Study Options


Majors and Degrees

The college offers the following degrees: Master's, Certificate, Doctoral, and Bachelor's

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Special Academics Program

  • Accelerated Study
  • Cooperative Education
  • Cross-Registration
  • Distance Learning
  • Double Major
  • English as a Second Language
  • External Degree Program
  • Honors Program
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Liberal Arts/Career Combination
  • ROTC, Army
  • Student-Designed Major
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification
  • Undergraduate Research

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