Northern Illinois University is home to one of the finest collegiate athletic programs in the nation. With each athletic season, the Huskies build on a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. Academically, all NIU student-athletes receive a world class education from nationally-renowned faculty and professional staff members. Athletically, NIU sponsors 17 Division I sport programs in the highly competitive Mid-American Conference. All 17 Division I sport programs at NIU compete in top tier venues, train in first-class facilities, and receive instruction from coaches dedicated to developing champions on the field, in the classroom, and in life.

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Based on current NCAA rules, Northern Illinois CANNOT respond via e-mail or phone to any four-year college transfer student without the student-athlete obtaining a release from the first college and faxing that release to the Northern Illinois Athletic Department at (815) 753-8887. Once the release is obtained from the first college, then the Northern Illinois University coach will be able to contact you. In sports other than football, basketball and baseball, four-year college transfer students should make sure their current college will release them to be immediately eligible to compete before considering Northern Illinois University.
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