The College of Law’s July 2008 Illinois State Bar Exam pass rate for first-time takers was 95 percent, which was the highest in the state among Illinois public law schools and third overall in the state.
The NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is becoming a leader in promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and technology to women and minorities. The college has created several camps aimed at middle school students, including becoming one of 30 universities nationwide chosen to play host to the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp....
A team of students from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology placed first among U.S. Universities, and third among universities from across the globe, in the 2010 SAE Supermileage Challenge, creating a vehicle that squeezed 1,265 miles out of a single gallon of gasoline.
Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation that can be manufactured cheaply in third world countries .
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology ranks in the top 40 among programs where the highest degree offered is a master’s degree, according to U.S. News and World Report.
A trio of professors in the NIU Department of Accountancy swept the top awards for teaching innovation in the field. Pam Smith, KPMG Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, earned the 2009 American Accounting Association (AAA) Innovation in Accounting Education Award; Linda Matuszewski The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award; and Rebecca Shortridge,...
The NIU College of Business is considered one of the leading institutions in the country when it comes to incorporating ethics into coursework. The college’s BELIEF Initiative, which incorporates ethics into nearly every class, is being studied and adapted by universities across the country.
The College’s Experiential Learning Center allows students to gain real-world experience working as “consultants” on projects for corporations like John Deere, Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and many others. The center is consider a national model for providing students opportunities to apply classroom lessons to real world business problems.
NIU’s Department of Accountancy is one of the most highly regarded in the country: Graduates of the accountancy program ranked among the top 1 percent in the nation for pass rate on the 2007 and 2008 certified public accountant licensing exam. Professors around the country have ranked the NIU Department of Accountancy among the top 20 for...
NIU’s College of Business has been ranked among the best by BusinessWeek since the inception of the publication’s undergraduate ranking in 2006. Corporate recruiters surveyed ranked theschool in the nation’s top 50, while NIU students gave the college a grade of A for facilities and career services.
For the first time in school history, Northern Illinois University has been selected to serve as the host of the 2011 NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships, the NCAA announced on June 24. The Huskies and DeKalb, Ill. will host the Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 12, 2011 at the NIU "North 40".
NIU alum Joan Allen is a three-time Academy Award nominee. Her film credits include Bonneville, The Upside of Anger, The Bourne Supremacy, The Notebook, The Contender, The Crucible, Pleasantville and Nixon.