Northern Michigan is a public university located in Marquette, Michigan. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,207 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northern Michigan acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Arts, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Nursing Administration. Graduating 49% of students, Northern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies86 Graduates
Nursing Administration78 Graduates
Environmental Science55 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician50 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities48 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Northern Michigan University Reviews
My experience at NMU has been excellent and above expectation. Northern has welcomed me with open arms and given opportunities I would have never thought could exist to me. I came into Northern on freshmen probation due to my SAT scores and high school grade point average. When I was told I would be put in a program like this I was upset and angered, but it turned out to be the best thing to ever happen to me. The freshmen probation program here at Northern helped me with my learning skills and taught me how to become a better student. I went from graduating high school with a gpa of 2.5 to finishing my first semester of college with a 3.67 and on the Dean’s list. I was super excited that I accomplished a goal like this and was given the opportunity to become a tutor/teachers assistant to kids coming into college who happen to be in the same program as I was. At NMU you are “a student of Northern” not “a student who goes to Northern”. Plus it’s a good day to be a Wildcat!
The campus is wonderful and the surrounding town is gorgeous! If you enjoy the outdoors you will love this college. There is plenty to do around town and on campus such as surfing, hiking, skiing, or just shopping a the local sores. You will meet some wonderful professors that will inspire you fro years to come, while other may not be so great. This year it seems that they have hired a lot of new professors that don't have much experience with teaching though they will likely improve over time. The food is pretty good and they just renovated the dinning hall. There is a wide range of food options and they accommodate for people with food allergies as well as vegetarians.
Northern is an amazing school! Not only is it less than a mile from Lake Superior and a bunch of hiking trails and the adorable downtown Marquette, but the university is amazing! The professors are always there to help, I don’t think I have heard anything bad about any professors here. The class sizes are smaller which allows for great discussion and opportunities to get the help you need. There are hundreds of campus resources and staff to assist you with any problem to do with school, homework, personal issues, starting a club, planning, etc. They’re currently working on helping rebuild campus and update the residence life and university center. This campus is going to be construction free and beautiful within a year! The students are happier than any university I have ever seen.