Marquette, MI
Northern Michigan University


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Michigan University is comprised of a laid-back atmosphere with caring professors. While it does snow quite a bit th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Maddie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The teachers are amazing. I love the environment. I love that it is right on the lake. I love that peop...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The teachers are amazing. I love the environment. I love that it is right on the lake. I love that people are so extremely friendly. The small class size is great. Your instructors genuinely want you to succeed. I know that I will have an amazing career after Northern.

Shelby
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a really nice community, with lots of opportunities for involvement as long as your willing to put yourself out there....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a really nice community, with lots of opportunities for involvement as long as your willing to put yourself out there. There are a lot of great places to adventure not very from campus. Marquette is a perfectly sized town to go shopping in if you're not in the mood to be very active. It's a very safe environment, everyone seems so friendly :)

Sarah
Northern, my home away from home

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 env...

Northern, my home away from home

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.

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

The biggest thing I brag about to my friends about Northern is that Lake Superior is only a ten minute walk from campus. Being surrounded by such a beautiful part of nature is something that I take great pride in bragging about. Another thing I tend to brag about is the fact that every student at Northern gets a laptop for school. They include it in our tuition, but it's one less thing we have to worry about as they get ready for move-in day.

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

Going back to High school would be a blessing and a curse. As much as I enjoyed high school I feel that I did my absolute bes...

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

Going back to High school would be a blessing and a curse. As much as I enjoyed high school I feel that I did my absolute best and appreciate how hard I worked while there. I used my time well and went with higher education instead of slacking off. If there was one thing I wish I could have told myself it would be to focus more in the health field and learn my medical terminology a bit better, spend more time on my math skills and continue to enjoy the less stressful days. I did graduate in the top ten percent and was very college oriented. But allowing me to focus more in my field would have benefited my direction in college.

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

This school gets their financial aid information mixed up a lot and they don't have it organized at all.

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

The people in this area are the nicest people I have ever met! I love the community.

Nicoleq
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Comeing to NMU has been the best decision I've ever made. I was drawn to the UP with the environment and the community - but ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Comeing to NMU has been the best decision I've ever made. I was drawn to the UP with the environment and the community - but have stayed and strived because of the fantastic, though at times very challenging, educational system. I have grown academically and as a human being since moving to Marquette.

Describe the students at your school.

You get a mixed bag of characters at Northen Michigan University. A large portion have come here for the same reason as I did, for adventure a knowledge. I have had fascinating and fun conversations and relationships with many of my fellow students.

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

Northern Michigan University is a good school for the amount of money you pay.

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

Northern Michigan University is a good school for the amount of money you pay.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its hockey team.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to explore as many fields as possible while in high school to help determine what career path I should choose. I feel that if I had emersed myself more into a variety of activities in different fields, I would have had a better understanding of myself. In the end, this could have saved me money by eliminating a year of college since I changed my major multiple times.

Taylor
Describe the students at your school.

At this time of the year, my classmates still want to learn and come to school but they are also worn out and want to go home...

Describe the students at your school.

At this time of the year, my classmates still want to learn and come to school but they are also worn out and want to go home.

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

If I could go back and talk to my former self, I would advise three things: one start looking into college now don't wait untill sencond semster because you'll regret it. Two save as much money as you possibly can because once you are out taking care of business on your own, you'll be suprised how fast money flies out of your pocket. And last but not least; spend as much time as possible with everyone. Get over the fights quicker, be open and honest about everything and just enjoy eachothers company because before you know it all the little things that use to annoy you, aren't around anymore and it's lonely. A year from now when you are sitting here writing this response, trying to get money for school, I know you would rather say you have no regrets and that if you went back you'd do it all again. College is fun but I could've made it easier and less stressful on myself if I had me to tell what I did wrong.

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

The things I brag most about are the oppertunities, nature and starbucks. My school offers pretty much every single major and minor that one could think of and it has hundreds of clubs; so everyone can find their people and feel like they are truly a part of something. Marquette is extremely beautiful and surrounded by nature. A few weeks ago was my favorite time because of all the fall colors presented by the trees. Lastly our ID cards come with prepaid money so we can get free starbucks over by the Learning Resource Center.

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

My college has an office specifically for helping it's students find jobs that will fit around there class schedule. which is...

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

My college has an office specifically for helping it's students find jobs that will fit around there class schedule. which is very helpful because not only is it hard to find a job with no work experience but it's also hard to find a job that would fit around your own individual class schedule.

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

If I could go back to the begining of my senior year and give myself advice; it would be not to be scared. I was scared of growing up and moving out so I put off college to the very last minute and that was a huge mistake. I wish I would've known that the transition isn't as scary and horrible as I predicted, wish I knew that growing up and figuring out how to be on my own was revitalizing and gives me a sense of independence not fear. I wish I would've started this process sooner instead of havening to search for scholarships to find money for school at the very last minute instead of relaxing. I wish I hadn't been so scared; I wish I could go back and tell myself that everything would be okay in the end and to take a hold of my life instead of watching it go by.

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

I wish I would have known that they had limits on how much student loans a freshman can get. I'm only allowed 5,000 and my tuition is 18.000 so I have to look for a lot scholarships. Which is not the easiest thing in the world, especially since I have a late summer birthday and most of them require you to be 18.

Megan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Northern Michigan University is considered "Northernly Natural" The UP is known for the gorgeous nature and the wonderful out...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Northern Michigan University is considered "Northernly Natural" The UP is known for the gorgeous nature and the wonderful outdoor experiences. At anytime you can go outside and do something and you will most likely have a group of people to go with. There are many beaches to go to and swim, play frisbee or volleyball. Also the UP has some mountains to climb which include Sugarloft and Hogsback. In the fall climbing these mountains when you finally get to the top the view is outstanding. I've never seen a better view before in my life.

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

I would tell myself to not be so nervous about not making friends because everybody is nervous about making friends. Everyone is scared about leaving home, but to be honest the dorms become your new home. After my freshman year I actually did not want to go back home. The peopl you make friends with when you go to college are the people your going to want to hangout with all the time. There would also be som many things to do and a lot of people are going to go with you and you'll make so many memories. Also I would go back and tell myself that classes are not too bad, but make sure like high school you go to class and pay attention to what your're learning in class. Also there will be people who just want to drink and do drugs you have to make those decision if you want to do that. Finally one thing that I was not worried abou during senior year was my friends would still be the same. Not all the time your friends from back home are going to change and sometimes it will be drastic.

What kind of person should attend this school?

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

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