C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Northwestern Michigan College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$8,374/ 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
    $8,078/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,387/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,007/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,815/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,078/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Small but powerful.
    43%
  • Informative
    19%
  • Affordable
    14%
  • Cheap
    10%
  • Expensive
    10%
  • Lovely
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
15%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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The campus at Northwestern Michigan College is beautiful and small. I have gone to this college from the year 2014 until 2017 and the improvement they have made, like building new dorms, have been great. The only complaint I have is parking. It is tough to find a parking spot near the main buildings. The professors here are spectacular and are dedicated to student success.

The college does have a gym and workout room with student discounts. Population on campus is fairly diverse, I have met people from India, China, and numerous other locations. There are one main food court and two mini food areas. Traverse City is a beautiful town and has many events going on thoughout the year. Overall I give the college a 9/10
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It's a small college that allows students the opportunity to grow academically. They offer an array of courses, degrees, and transfer opportunities. The faculty is helpful and available, while the professors are extraordinary. The college offers a math center and an English center along with tutors that are available to students which offer a great way for students to get extra help when they need it. The Professors truly seem to care about the student's success and make themselves available to answer questions and get help whenever it is needed. Overall, I had a great experience with this institution.
Out of the 5 teachers ive had at NMC (which isnt a lot, i know) 4 of them really went above and beyond to help... unfortunately the one bad teacher was really bad. Now that for me doesnt affect the ratings, thats just bad luck sometimes. However, NMCs grading scale is terrible, they only go in .5s, for example you cant only get a 3.0, a 3.5 or a 4.0. This can be really infuriating when your on the cusp of a better grade, it can really make you feel cheated out of a grade. Also ive heard from people who've transfered form larger colleges to NMC that NMC is significantly harder so keep that in mind when choosing your school. Otherwise, NMC is a pretty decent school the staff wants you to do well, but i wouldnt recommend it as a starter school, but instead only if you liked a specific program or your transfer school will adjust NMCs GPA to fit their grading scale.