Where city and country meet
NIU's DeKalb campus is a place where the hustle and excitement of the city meets the charm and peace of the country. Come experience the best of both worlds.
There are few other universities in the United States that offer students quick access to both rural and urban experiences. Chicago's world-class cultural attractions are just a train ride away, while a typical Saturday on campus might include watching the nationally ranked Huskie football team, or attending performances by world-renowned musicians and ensembles.
You’ve probably read about our rankings and recognitions, but we also boast hundreds of student clubs and organizations that make NIU such an especially rich place in which to live and to learn, a place where your success is at the center of all we do.
For a complete rundown of campus social, cultural and athletic opportunities, bookmark the What2do@NIU site. And if getting involved is your thing, don't forget to check out the College of Education's professional and service organizations.