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The university is terrible at allocating resources.Quite Bright
The university is terrible at allocating resources. Students pay money for classes and books that there is no reason to spend the money on. Parking is a joke. There is hardly ever decent parking and the parking police will give out fines and tickets for the most ridiculous reasons, or no reason at all. The buildings are out of date and bathrooms look like they hardly ever get cleaned. Most instructors when you get into your major specific classes speak broken English that is near impossible to understand. The social life is pretty much non-existent, especially for commuter students. I would not suggest NIU as a school to go to. There are many better options.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: B, Education Quality: F
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This school is absolutely appalling!!! The facilities areQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
This school is absolutely appalling!!! The facilities are out of date, the equipment is piss poor at best, very few professors are worth attending class for, the majority of the students aren't interested in what there is to learn, and the technology for logging in and viewing your grades only works half the time!!! This university is a perfect place to visit if you want to know what to avoid when looking at other universities!
2nd Year Male -- Class 1920
Extracurricular Activities: B+, Education Quality: F
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This is a terrible school with too manyQuite BrightEngineering Department
This is a terrible school with too many problems to list. Parking is impossible unless you're there before 930. Professors and administrative staff don't care about the students even though we pay their salaries. The crime in the area is getting out of hand and isn't reported for fear of destroying the school's reputation. In the engineering technology department be prepared for an undergrad degree to take at least 5 years due to class organization and times they are held. I could go on and on... just don't go here!
2nd Year Male -- Class 2019
Campus Maintenance: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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