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Founded in 1899, Northern Michigan University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 7,168 full time undergraduate students, and 697 full time graduate students.
The Northern Michigan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 291 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Northern Michigan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NMU are considered Less Selective, with ,71% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northern Michigan University.
132 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
102 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
144 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
145 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
145 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
145 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
145 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated Northern Michigan University
Wonderful place to start my future. Everyone was very helpful during my campus visit. I wasn't sure what to expect being 8 hours away from home, but this college has so many opportunities. I love the esthetician department the most. I am excited to meet new people and have fun learning.
Northern Michigan University is comprised of a laid-back atmosphere with caring professors. While it does snow quite a bit throughout the year, it is manageable. The community is a great asset and while a real shopping center is three hours away, it doesn't hinder day-to-day life.
I love it and I'm so excited to be going there beginning fall semester. The people are amazing, the food is good, and there is a never ending list of things to do. There's something for everyone and I'm excited to meet new people with new ideas and experiences. And NMU offers me that opportunity.
I feel welcome here, everyone talks to everyone. People you don't even know will say hi as you pass. It's a very positive environment and there is always someone you can talk to. I wouldn't have chosen another place to go.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Northern Michigan University is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
While, of course, a school's academic reputation is extremely important when considering colleges and universities, the local area is, I believe, worth heavy consideration. It is more important to be happy with where you are and the friends you make than worrying about getting into the best school and getting the highest grades.
Northern Michigan is pretty laid back and outdoorsey- expect snow. Lots of unexpected perks like suite-style dorms (two dorms share 1 bathroom), laptop computers included with tuition, and free laundry.
I knew all I needed to know before I came to Northern Michigan University.
During the winter, it can be very cold and deterring to students commuting due to road and weather conditions.
Everyone is friendly and all have different personalities. The students come from everywhere in the country so you get to find out about all the
different places that you might go to visit someday.
Everyone in the community and at school are willing to help students and other people to succeed at whatever it is they are trying. The campus and surrounding area is beatiful.
I?d say if a person really likes big city life then they probably shouldn?t attend Northern Michigan University.
Northern is located in a beautiful spot. We are surrounded by lakes and woods, perfect for warm summer days at the beach, hiking, cliff jumping, fishing, camping. In the winter we have a ski hill a few miles away where skiing and snowboarding are very popular - I beleive we have the best 'park' at our ski hill in the midwest. The environment surrounding Northern makes it unique and most people attend the school for that reason, the lakes, woods, etc. rather than the quality of the school itsself.
Someone whoshould attend this school sould be someone who loves the outdoors, someone who is adventurous. You are focused on your studies but there is still plenty of room to have a little fun. Also this student should be someone who likes the cold and the snow. In the beginning of the school year yuo have to be able to stand the heat. This student should be a laid back person, Marquette is a relaxing but big town, we are not like Chicago. Finally a person who goes here should be up for volunteering and a chill campus
Northern is known for it's amazing art program. It is the largest deartment, offering the most majors. Northern also has great Nursing and English programs. The people are friendly and easy-going and older students are eager to help out new students.
I brag about the location of my school and the peope I meet. It is not a tiny city, but it's small enough to know a lot of the people. It's also surrouded by all sorts of amazing landscapes such as beaches, waterfalls, lighthouses, cliffs, rivers, lakes, and hiking mountains. I've made friends here that I will last long after I graduate, and college wouldn't be the same without them.
The most frustrating thing about the school is the parking. There isn't a lot and so you have to sircle to find spots which in some instances makes you late for class. That and the buses operate back and forth to the different buildings on campus but if you are off campus you need to drive or walk, which if you are further away depending on where you live you need to drive. And if you drive there is very little parking, it is really a circular effect.
Northern Michigan is beautiful. I always loved coming up here as a kid for summer camp and vacations. If you feel the same way about the Upper Peninsula you should think twice. Living here is a much different story. Not that it is in any way horrible, but when you are used to the suburbs of Chicago it is difficult to adjust. The administration is great here. Although I'm only a freshmen my teachers so far have been really helpful and very intelligent. The town of Marquette itself has stuff to do, but nothing sensational. You have to love the Outdoors to really enjoy the college experience here. It doesn't feel like there are 8,000 undergrad.
For the most part, yes the stereotypes are true. UP winters are winters you aren't likely to forget. Marquette is small, so don't be fooled by US News and World Report when they say it is Urban. And basically everyone who applies gets in, which makes for a very unambitious student body.
NMU can give you a great education is you can put up with all of the bellow average students around you. My GenEd required English class was easier than my freshmen year of high school English class, yet nearly a quarter of my class this year dropped the class due to the fact that they didn't think they could pass it. If you are a motivated student NMU can provide you with a lot of opportunities. They treat the creme of the the crop very well here, and I know there has been discussion within the board of trustees as to how they might increase the problem of having so many below average student. If you are involved in the nursing department be ready for an extremely competitive atmosphere. Other than the nursing department the students here tend to now be very bright and don't usually have anything witty or intelligent to say.
Drinking is pretty big here. People usually either spend their weekends doing nothing or drinking. It's not a party school though. The drinking is very low key. Again, if you like the outdoors you'll never run out of things to do here. In the summer you can go to the beach, swim, hike, rock climb, bike, run, ect. and in the winter you can ski, snowboard, snow shoe, ice fish, ice skate, etc. Greek is barely ever heard about here, but it exists if that's what you want.
It's in the middle of nowhere. Everyone gets in. COLD.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending Northern Michigan University receive some sort of financial aid.
40% were awarded federal grants.
While 63% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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