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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Northwestern Michigan is a public college located in Traverse City, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,381 undergraduate students. The Northwestern Michigan acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Marine Science. Graduating 24% of students, Northwestern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Northwestern Michigan College Rankings

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Northwestern Michigan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,431/ 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
$6,485/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,381Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,346
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.3 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Small but powerful.
    39%
  • Affordable
    17%
  • Informative
    17%
  • Cheap
    9%
  • Expensive
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Lovely
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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I'm currently finishing up my prerequisites for pre-nursing program. I've been accepted into the 2020 fall ADN program and I could not be more happy! NMC also helped me find a concurrent program through Davenport to help me receive my BSN during the summers while working toward my ADN during the fall and winter. NMC has been great for me, it's helped me financially, the area is close to home and familiar, the staff is wonderful and fun, they do a lot to help the students be their best and feel their best. There's so many options as to where you can study, hang out, receive academic help, etc. As of right now, NMC is everything I'd hoped it to be and wouldn't recommend changing anything.
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Northwestern Michigan College is an amazing place. It truly feels like home! Everyone is so kind and accepting. They’re so many available resources for you. Also, never be afraid to ask for help, because everyone will go out of their way to make sure you understand what your doing!
Northwestern Michigan College is an excellent college to start your college career. I am 51 years old and just started in 2018, this is my first time attending college and I am glad I chose Northwestern. The Professors are amazing, always available, and more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure you understand what you need to do. The Academic Success coaches are always there to lend a helping hand. Everyone here is just wonderful, kind, and helpful. I love my college!