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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Northern Michigan is a public university located in Marquette, Michigan. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,283 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northern Michigan acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Arts, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Nursing Administration. Graduating 46% of students, Northern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,500.
About Northern Michigan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Website

Northern Michigan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
760-940
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,667/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,737/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,218/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,335/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,368/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,354/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,283Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Nature loving
    61%
  • Down to earth
    26%
  • Hardworking
    11%
  • Nature gives us life
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.74 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Clean and Natural
    46%
  • Natural
    22%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Northern Michigan University has their quirks but
    7%
  • A lot of spirit and unique
    2%
  • Best time of my life
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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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.
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Before visitation to Wild Cat Weekend, I was in love with NMU. I think what really sold me was the amazing photography on their flyers. Things I'd receive in the mail from them were covered in these absolutely beautiful images of life in the Upper peninsula.
Upon visiting, I was starstruck. I never knew you could be in love with a place. But Northern Michigan University felt like home. The campus had a large focus on safety and everyone there worked hard to make it feel like a community. Everyone was so genuinely nice. Not to mention the campus itself! Even though it appears to be a larger college, the classes were very intimate. Professors were very caring about each student's individual needs, and were interested in their student's stories. I look forward to visiting again!
I am born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Going to Northern Michigan University has not been a big change in venue and that! I love the setup of the campus, everything is very easy to locate and everything is in walking distance from the residence halls. I also enjoy how incoming freshman are able o have cars on campus, it's a big help to be able to get home more often. There are a few things that Northern Michigan University could improve on. The parking situation is one of them, although they have added multiple lots to help the problem. Another item that could be better is the dining areas. They could have more of a selection of food throughout the week, which they are also changing for the Fall semester of 2018!