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Northern is very quickly destroying their reputation dueBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Northern is very quickly destroying their reputation due to the 2nd chance program. Students who are not serious about school are admitted and create and undesirable learning environment on campus. Secondly, It's dangerous here; I feel safer in the city than here. Also, the general student population is just simply mean. Good luck finding a few decent friends. Lots of racism towards races other than African American here. Party scene is good due to greek life. Faculty can be rude, but I also had a few great teachers. Marketing dept. professors are amazing, to say the least. I'd have to say the worst part of my experience here was the living situation. I had a wonderful roommate, but an awful suitmate. After hundreds and hundreds of dollars in damage to my personal property, and threats to physically harm me from my suitmate, I went to my RA (aka CA) who did nothing. I then went to the Tower superior, Patrick, with my roommate and her mother and explained our issues. He also did nothing. Nothing was done about the issues until the last week of school when a teacher filed a police report regarding these issues. Then I got spammed with calls, emails, voicemails, and sticky notes on our door from Patrick, Assuming his job was in trouble. I decided to leave it all behind, as I transfered to another school. I advise you do a lot of research before attending this school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: F
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Advising is horrible.Quite Bright
Advising is horrible. you will get the run around in the business department if you have any questions. i was given false information several times by the advisers which has delayed by graduation by almost a year and a half. i was told several requirements which were outright wrong and was not informed of others even though i asked. i wish i could blame myself but it is 100% the fault of the advisers at this school and department. the advisers are stuck up and care more about their time then yours. DO NOT go here if you have another choice. on the face they appear great, but below the surface its nothing but a hack job of advising and student support.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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Hey, Im a freshman.BrightUndecided
Hey, Im a freshman. The orientation is probably one of the worst things about niu. It is a cluster f*ck of information crammed into one day repeated over and over again and is really hard to absorb and my group and floor was probably the worst impression I could've possibly gotten of my incoming class. Otherwise people here are really warm and friendly, so its a constructive environment if you are an extrovert. If your an introvet you might find some difficulty finding your niche without feeling intimidated. The people who tend to go here are not rocket scientists but people who are really looking to have a better quality of life through education, which is admirable and people who got burned by more expensive schools who transfered here. Overall not a bad school, but depending on if you want a traditional college expirence or not it would be more cost effective to get community college credits and try applying to other schools after you get firmer footing.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, University Resource Use: F
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