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Northern Michigan University
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  • 4 Year
  • MARQUETTE, MI

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Northern Michigan is a public university located in Marquette, Michigan. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,191 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northern Michigan acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Arts. Graduating 48% of students, Northern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.

About

1401 PRESQUE ISLE AVENUE
MARQUETTE, MI 49855
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Northern Michigan University Rankings

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Northern Michigan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,201 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,499 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 76 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 76 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,191 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
945
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Nature loving
    58%
  • Down to earth
    23%
  • Hardworking
    13%
  • Nature gives us life
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 85 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Clean and Natural
    44%
  • Natural
    19%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Northern Michigan University has their quirks but
    6%
  • Better than expected
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • A lot of spirit and unique
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 43 responses

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