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Ty Garland

Admissions Counselor

Ty’s a Midwest transplant from Matawan, New Jersey. What drew him to NIU is what draws our students, as well. “I love our welcoming atmosphere, diversity and quality academic programs.”

He’s got a passion for coaching and a drive to help people find their own success. That comes through in his work with students. “I love interacting with all of the different students and counselors in Chicago.”

NIU Superpowers

  • Helping students with the transfer process in the Chicagoland area

What makes him tick

  • He’s a life-long athlete and likes to stay in shape
  • He loves crowds
  • Helping people, especially kids, succeed

The secret life of Ty

  • He has a twin brother
  • He was the National High School Shot Put Champion
  • He played football at Michigan State University

Words to live by

"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This is a philosophy that I've lived by my whole life.”

Ty Garland

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050


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