Northern Illinois University

1425 West Lincoln Hwy DeKalb, Illinois 60115
  • Company Type
    Public
  • Number of Employees
    >5000

Facts at a Glance

Date Chartered: 1895

Location: DeKalb (population 43,849); 65 miles west of Chicago

Alumni of Record: 240,000

Total Student Enrollment: 20,130

  • Undergraduate: 15,027
  • Graduate: 4,850
  • College of Law: 253

Total Faculty/Staff: 3,303

  • Instructional faculty: 1,174
  • Administrative and professional staff: 891
  • Operating staff: 1,521

Student/Instructional Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Campus Size:

  • DeKalb main campus: 756 acres; 64 major buildings
  • Lorado Taft Field Campus (near Oregon, Illinois): 144 acres
  • NIU Rockford: 10 acres
  • NIU Hoffman Estates: 3.93 acres, plus an additional land donation of 20 acres
  • NIU Naperville: 11.2 acres

Student Housing Capacity: approx. 5,000 (on campus)

Radio Stations: WNIJ 89.5 FM, 50,000 watts; WNIU 90.5 FM (National Public Radio); WKDI 93.5 FM (student operated)

College Structure: Seven (7) degree-granting colleges—Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts

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1425 West Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb Illinois 60115
United States
Additional Locations
Rockford, Naperville, Hoffman Estates

  • Office Phone 815-753-1442

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