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NIU underrated? Business Insider says so

January 28, 2015

UnderRatedNorthern Illinois University is No. 37 on the list of 50 most underrated colleges in America, according to a Business Insider report released today.

To create the list, they compared U.S. News’ rankings of best universities with PayScale’s 2013-2014 College Salary Report, specifically targeting “schools that had relatively low rankings on the U.S. News list but high mid-career salaries.”

NIU was heralded for its 56 major and 73 minor programs, campus-wide service programs and events in addition to abundant opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The report also indicated the average mid-career salary for NIU grads is $77,900.

New Jersey Institute of Technology topped the list as the most underrated school in the country.