Marquette, MI
Northern Michigan University


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Recent Reviews

Brendan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a student at NMU, I personally fell in love with the school after my first day. The people are warm and welcoming, it isn'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a student at NMU, I personally fell in love with the school after my first day. The people are warm and welcoming, it isn't unusual to have people holding doors for people, you'll see your professors around campus and they will greet you by name. the classes themselves are very in-depth and thought provoking. what makes Northern unique is their location, yes it is in the Upper Peninsula, but you are less than a mile away from the most beautiful rock formations, hiking, and waterfronts in the state. What has stuck with me is the high amount of care the campus has towards mental health, there isn't a day when I don't get asked how my mental health is doing, there are many resources such as counseling, therapy groups, support groups, and even sun lamps. Northern Michigan University truly cares about it's students and encourages them to go outside their comfort zone . For instance, I am apart of Greek life and we volunteer on behalf of the school all the time and we take great pride in our school and successes not only as a group, but as a community.

Delaney
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Northern is a very moderately priced university in a rural setting. It is more of a liberal arts based school with lots of cl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern is a very moderately priced university in a rural setting. It is more of a liberal arts based school with lots of clubs and extra curriculars to suit everyone's lifestyle. As you progress throughout your time here, the class sizes become smaller to really give you the best one on one experience. The on campus housing is very nice. Their new housing complex, "the Woods" is especially nice! There are co-ed halls and each room of 4 people have their own bathroom that they share, also with a nice common area for each hall to hang out! As for off campus housing, their are cute little townhouses that are nice, some are rundown but most are cute and have everything you need to live well. Being a visitor we didn't really get to try everything in the dining hall and all the little food shops around campus, but they have pretty good food! There is a wide variety of options and lots of yummy desserts too! All the buildings around campus have unique designs are really cool! The PEIF and Superior Dome are especially cool, being that the Dome is the largest wooden dome in the world. Overall I would say Northern is awesome school with many options for your major/minor, activities, and just adventuring around Marquette.

Nadia
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Now for many of those who know me, I've always had a passion for science. Whether it be zoology, marine biology, oceanography...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Now for many of those who know me, I've always had a passion for science. Whether it be zoology, marine biology, oceanography, archeology (for like a day), biology, environmental science, and so on. So finding the right school for what I wanted to do was very important, and so it is for many other people. However, the two schools that I had the most interest in were quite a few miles away, making it financially hard for my family and I to tour the colleges. That’s why attending the upper peninsula trip with Upward Bound was very important to me and many others. We had the opportunity to get a glimpse of what the UP had to offer; we got to see the beauty of the UP when we traveled to Tahquamenon Falls along with being able to tour 4 colleges, two of which were colleges I was interested in. My mother and I were trying to visit Lake Superior State University and Northern Michigan University so I could make a decision, but I didn't think it was possible. This is something that frightened me because I didn't want to attend a school not knowing what the environment was like or what it looked like. So actually going to these different schools, touring them in person, and getting first hand experience as to what these schools were really like helped me make a decision on what school was best fit for me. However, Northern Michigan University stole my heart. As soon as I stepped foot on the campus, I was in awe. Not only was the nature around the school absolutely astonishing, but the atmosphere of the school was extremely welcoming. They offered a lot for students, especially for student involvement; they had many clubs that I was interested in, many programs that allowed people to interact with the environment, free laptops, study abroad, etc. Anyways, this trip had a big impact on my college decision. I had already loved the UP, but after this trip I fell in love with it even more. Overall, I am beyond grateful that I was able to have the experience of going on this trip. So thank you to whoever made it possible.

Mattie
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This is a great school with amazing academic programs. The campus is beautiful and always has fun things going on! The profes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school with amazing academic programs. The campus is beautiful and always has fun things going on! The professors are very knowledgeable and care very deeply about their students and their success. They all go above and beyond for each and every one of their students, and its so cool! I feel completely blessed to be able to attend such a beautiful and amazing school.

Kelsey
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Very small school that can make you feel very lonely and bored especially if you came from far away. Personally did not enjoy...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very small school that can make you feel very lonely and bored especially if you came from far away. Personally did not enjoy my experience here at all and am transferring already after 1 semester here because I just felt so out of place and did not like this university at all. I was disappointed because I was told there is always things to do on campus (which there is not) and that I wouldn't be put in a class no larger than 30 students (almost every class I've had has been 100+ students). Parking is really frustrating because you pay $140 for a parking pass and there is never any parking. It usually takes me 20 minutes to just find an open spot in a far away lot. NMU also gave me the impression that I would be making a lot of friends and that everyone here is friendly when that is very far from true. Everyone had already had their cliques formed on move in day and I was constantly met here by rude people or looks. Overall I really didn't think that coming to this school 6 hours away and being homesick everyday was definitely not worth it because this school hasn't shown or offered anything for it to be worth it. I am very glad I am leaving this school and if you are thinking about going here and are not from the area I would strongly think about reconsidering or thinking very hard about it. The homesickness was real and being in a town with no friends and nothing to do and at a university that lied about a lot of things they offered and gave a false advertisement of what this school is like was really frustrating.

Matt
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I would recommend NMU to anyone who like the outdoors. I will warn the we get a lot of snow in the winter so if you are not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I would recommend NMU to anyone who like the outdoors. I will warn the we get a lot of snow in the winter so if you are not a winter person, you should probably go somewhere else. The class sizes are perfect, in my opinion. There is enough people so you can make a lot of friends but not too many to where you are lost in the crowd.

Sabrina
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NMU is too expensive for what they have to offer. In fact, they just raised their tuition almost $1,000 per semester with abs...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NMU is too expensive for what they have to offer. In fact, they just raised their tuition almost $1,000 per semester with absolutely nothing new to offer. Us students are paying $1,000 more each semester for all the same exact things that have been here the past 3 years that I have been here. The students assume that the president wanted to make a big purchase, so he raised tuition. This school does not care about you; it only cares about the money. It's in a horrible location that gets horrible snow storms. One student even froze to death last year and the university did nothing about it whatsoever. There is never anywhere to park, even though they make you buy a parking pass for $140. I even asked for a refund for my pass since I haven't been able to park on campus even one time this semester (it's week 5) because there are never any spots open. They sell way more passes than they have spaces. They SHOULD take our $70,000 extra we are paying collectively and build a parking garage with LEVELS to make the most of their limited space. Parking at NMU has always been trash and they have known and received many complaints (I know because I have complained and many other students have told me they have made complaints too). Even so, last year NMU cut one of their parking lots in half and sold the other half of the lot. Now, parking on campus is impossible. I hate NMU. If I could go back 3 years in time, I would NEVER choose to go here.

Celeste
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Northern Michigan University (NMU) is the second cheapest public university in the state of Michigan. NMU is located in Marqu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Michigan University (NMU) is the second cheapest public university in the state of Michigan. NMU is located in Marquette, MI, an extremely safe town located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As a female student, I was always comfortable walking home from class or downtown at night. The academics at NMU are also top notch. I've received my Bachelor in the Science of Nursing degree and the skills learned at NMU have made me a competitive RN applicant all over the country.

Ele
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There are many reasons why I love Northern. The one reason I chose Northern was for the beautiful winters because I love to c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are many reasons why I love Northern. The one reason I chose Northern was for the beautiful winters because I love to cross country ski. I also love how the class sizes aren't too big. One thing they could work on is teachers being around more if a student needs help. The new dorms are super nice and I like the fact that they have a policy where you have to live in the dorms the first two years. The one place that is so amazing to see is the Superior Dome and this is where many sports are played

Taylor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a nice school. It is also a smaller university so it is perfect for those transitioning to college from a small town. T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a nice school. It is also a smaller university so it is perfect for those transitioning to college from a small town. There is a decent amount of activities to do, but most of those activities are outdoors and for 6 months out of the school year, the weather is very cold because winter weather begins in October/November and doesn't end until April and sometimes May. I like the smallness of the school because it makes it easy to walk from one end of campus to the other in a decent amount of time. I had good professors and bad. I will say that the dining hall food is not impressive at all. I did not care for a lot of it. Like all schools, Northern has good and bad. Overall, I would say that it is a good school, but it is best for people from a small town.

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