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Admission difficulty: Low
School size: Medium
Distance from home 1,300 miles
Public 4-year University
Tuition: About $10,000/year
Who goes there: People who wear Abercrombie & Fitch, moderately intelligent people, people who did not get into the University of Illinois, foreign students from the Middle East and Asia looking for a cheap American education, hipsters that smoke everywhere, middle-class kids from the suburbs.
Pros: Cheap, one hour from Chicago, combination of large and small classes, variety of majors/schools. Tons of clubs/groups for everyone.
Cons: NIU is not a “name-brand” university. It is not as prestigious as the Ivy League schools, Big Ten, etc. In fact, it is one step above community college.
Scene: Frat parties; bars with live music, hip-hop shows, film festivals.
Sports: Not the biggest losers in the world, but far from the best.
Campus and city: DeKalb is nothing special. It is not as posh as other college towns, but it has everything you need. Good food, shopping, concerts and cheap apartments.
Reviewer: Ryan Strong is a student at Northern Illinois University.