Marquette, MI
Northern Michigan University


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Jenna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents or students looking for the right college would be to do your homework on the college. Some of the smal...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents or students looking for the right college would be to do your homework on the college. Some of the smaller universities might be the leader of the pack in certain fields. You might not find out unless you ask. As for making the most of the college experience, don't be afraid to have a social life! I've had the most fun at (ice) hockey games, and I've met some of my best friends through student organizations, both Greek and non-Greek. Just remember to balance your social life so that your grades don't suffer. Partying every night instead of designating one or two nights a week to kick back and relax can find you on academic probation or flunked out before you know it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about NMU would be the quality of the laptops in use by the university. The audio is not that great on them.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Northern Michigan is a smaller school, with a student body hovering between 8000 and 9000 students. If you like big class sizes, Division I ranking in all sports, or are technologically illiterate, you probably should not go to NMU.

sara
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

enviormentaly friendly school, on the great lakes, with plenty to do and warm and freindly people.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

enviormentaly friendly school, on the great lakes, with plenty to do and warm and freindly people.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

are teacher program, location, and are enviormentally freidly program. as well as are labtop program.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

make sure that if you are from a small highschool you dont go to a college that is too big because you will feel overwhelmed, and vice versa. and dont worry about where your friends are going, find the best school for you and what you want to do.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't go to school and choose a specific major simply because you don't want to disappoint your parents. College should be something you're enthusiastic about (and going to class shouldn't be something you dread). Pick a major that relates to something you love (that you can make a living from) and go for it! Remember that college is what you make it to be, so if you're slacking, not participating, and partying, or staying up all night on the internet, it won't be a pleasant experience. But if you're active in class and have interest in what you're learning and take care of yourself from a health standpoint (that means sleeping enough!) you'll find college to be a lot more enjoyable. And parents, be realistic and supportive of your college-bound student, it will make their life (and yours) so much easier!

Katrina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I loved the setting of the school. All the other schools I looked into were in big cities or didn't seem very friendly. When ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I loved the setting of the school. All the other schools I looked into were in big cities or didn't seem very friendly. When i looked into Northern, the stuff to do around campus (hiking, biking, cliff jumping into lake Superior) as well as the extremely friendly environment got me so excited. This university seemed so much more adventurous that any other that I applied for.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were giving students advice about finding the right college, I would tell them this: Be true to yourself. It is not up to your parents to decide your future. It is up to you to decide what you like and don't like. Look for a campus setting that reflects your personality and interests. The biggest mistake a person can make is to go to a college they have no interest in. If you are not interested, your social and academic life will suffer for it. As important as your education is, it is also important to find a university that you can enjoy. Extra curricular activities and sporting events, or just random things to do around campus can make your college experience more fulfilling. Find a campus that you can have fun at, as well as an environment you believe you can learn in. The reason you are there is to get a higher education. Do not use all your time messing around. The hardest but most important thing to learn is to balance your academic and social lives. Once you are able to sucessfully do this, you will have made the most of your college experience.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Mostly I brag about how beautiful the campus is. I absolutely love it. It's so green and spacious. I love being able to watch the sunset walking back to the dorms after evening classes. Not only is the campus beautiful, but everyone there is so friendly and social. The school is small enough that you almost know everyone, or have atleast met most of them once. It makes being at school feel just as good as being at home.

Rachel
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The size and surrounding enviornment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You get out of it what you put into it. If you try to have fun, meet people, and get involved; it will happen.

Carl
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northern Michigan University is a great place to be, with good academics, and a wonderful surrounding envirnoment that caters...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northern Michigan University is a great place to be, with good academics, and a wonderful surrounding envirnoment that caters to anyones interest.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Trust the kid's instinct. There certainly needs to be feasability with money and travel, but a student is better at choosing, and wiser than the parent thinks.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who can put up with snow in the winter.

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the right college, I highly recommend NOT sticking to schools that your friends are looking at or that you'v...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the right college, I highly recommend NOT sticking to schools that your friends are looking at or that you've heard are "cool" and the "party schools." I went outside the box and visited a college I hadn't even heard of until my senior year; it turned out to be the best fit in the world for me. You have to compare a lot of different things about schools, not just their price & if they have your major. Look at the area where the school is located, the activities available, their organizations and club teams, and you really need to visit the campus. Visiting a campus can totally change your opinion on a college, whether that's for the good or bad. As for making the most of your college experience, try to remember that it's a clean slate! Nobody (or at least almost nobody) will know who you are so you have the opportunity to make the impression that YOU want and you don't have to live with the high school labels anymore. Get involved in things you enjoy and don't be shy to meet new people, everyone else is scared too.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who enjoy the outdoors would benefit a lot from the activities available at NMU... Still, even people who aren't crazy about the outdoors can still do well at this school and enjoy it because of the number of student organizations, major selection, and the wide variety of students on campus.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How much fun I have in the Marquette area! I really enjoy the outdoors, so I brag about hiking and other outdoor activities I do. I also brag about the friends I've made and the close relationships I have with the people I've met.

Stephanie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice for parents and students is to look for a college that fits who YOU are and where YOU want to go in life. Students,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice for parents and students is to look for a college that fits who YOU are and where YOU want to go in life. Students, don't let anyone tell you which way you should go. Make up your own mind by doing a little research into different schools you are interested in so that you know what your getting into and so that you know which school is right for you. Where you decide to go could change your life and you'll probably be there for 4 or more years so make sure that the school you choose is what you truly want. Once you are there, enjoy it! It's going to be a bit scary at first but once you get settled it will be the best ride of your life and loads better than high school! Don't work so hard at academics that you forget about a social life and don't be afraid to try new things! Enjoy!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that sometimes the adminstration doesn't always have things together and can send you running around. I also wish I had known to buy my books online because the college bookstore charges way too much!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think this school is good for everyone! But i guess anyone who doesn't like winter and snow should stay far away! haha.

Monica
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

NMU is a place filled with really friendly, although more often than not, close-minded people.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

NMU is a place filled with really friendly, although more often than not, close-minded people.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Small, Drinking, Scenery, winter sports, USOEC

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

go on college visits, SHOP AROUND. Do try and make friends. Do room blind. Be open to meeting all different types of people -- who you choose to spend time with might surprise you.

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