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The present study focused on the use of the magnetic nanocomposite NiFe2O4/GO (GO - Graphene oxide) as an efficient adsorbent for the removal of congo red (CR). The NiFe2O4/GO was synthesized from NiFe2O4 and GO via a facile route, and the structure of this nanocomposite was analyzed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). By applying the response surface methodology, the profound relationship was found between variables (initial concentration, adsorbent dosage, and pH) and CR removal efficiency. Moreover, the model was optimized to give a favourable condition for the adsorption. Up to 94.7% of CR removal was obtained via a confirmation test, and this result indicated that the magnetic NiFe2O4/GO was a promising material in terms of treatment for CR-contaminated wastewater.