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Northern Illinois University

Education Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 5/10
Student Surveys
(in Education)
Males: 5, Females: 10
Average Yrs. Completed: 1.7

Education Quality Vs. Competing Schools

Northern Illinois University
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Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:3.2 Medium
Actual difficulty:2.5 Low
Students found the coursework to be easier than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English0-10%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities


NIU's school of education is actually quite competitive and not nearly as easy as I thought it would be. Most of the professors are approachable and f...
This school is horrible. I didn't expect it to be University of Chicago, but I did not expect it to be this bad. The text for a majority of the requir...
NIU's college of Education treats their students so poorly it's unbelievable. The women in the clinical office are petty and awful. They treat you lik...
Advisor as a freshman was absolutely horrible, forced me to declare my major since my objective was high school math teacher. When I wanted to change...
I have so far really enjoyed my time at NIU. The University is trying quite hard to improve our facilities and the overall aesthetic appeal of campus-...
Unless you plan on spending all your free time partying, drinking, and getting high, this is not the school for you. I came to NIU under the assumptio...
NIU was a positive and self exploring experience. It produced some of the best memories of my life. Research your college of choice and go into it w...
I don't know how to begin this review. I mean, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I came to NIU because I foolishly believed that it was a ...
So far, I find NIU to be a very good college to attend, and im happy with my education
Since completing my Ed.D. in adult education at NIU I have lost my job and have not found employment. I had eleven years work experience in higher edu...
I chose NIU because I loved the feel of the campus, and the looks of it. I think its a very beautiful campus and surroundings. The town of DeKalb leav...
If you're going to go here, live on campus because you will never find a parking space. If you run out of time and park in the wrong zone you get fine...
NIU prepared me very well for a degree and career in education. The advisors were very helpful throughout my whole 4 years at NIU, and the professors ...
My years at NIU have helped me greatly in my career. I seem to be surrounded by graduates from ISU and I simply allow them more time catch up. The few...
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