Every NIU sport program surpassed the national APR (Academic Progress Rate) average with a score of 950 or higher.
NIU Football leads the MAC and is ranked 11th in FBS with a Graduation Success Rate of 86%.
Northern Illinois University is the largest employer in DeKalb and the third largest campus in the state of Illinois.
NIU is located just 29 miles from the Tri-Cities area of Batavia, St. Charles, and Geneva, a short 30 minute drive.
In the Fall of 2015, NIU Student-Athletes posted the highest ever cumulative GPA of 3.14.
NIU ranked in the top-25 in the NCAA Teamworks Competition (community service) across all divisions.
149,709 living alumni reside in the Northern Illinois region and there are 244,318 living alumni, nationwide.
NIU Athletics was the recipient of the 2016 NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Award for Diversity and Inclusion.