About Northern Illinois University
Well into our second century, NIU is a place where future generations of leaders are learning today for productive tomorrows. Guided by our Vision 2020 Initiative, a strategic roadmap toward becoming the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest, we produce graduates who are creative critical-thinkers and communicators. Students here enjoy unlimited and life-changing opportunities for enriched and engaged learning, bolstered by our strong emphasis on undergraduate research and honors. NIU is world-class university that is global in its reach while deeply committed to serving its region and providing an excellent and affordable higher education to Illinois families.