Marquette, MI
Northern Michigan University


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Recent Reviews

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

Northern Michigan University is a outdoorsy community based college with student populations that fit anyone and everyone.

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

Northern Michigan University is a outdoorsy community based college with student populations that fit anyone and everyone.

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I applied for many colleges and I got accepted into all of them but I chose NMU. I'm currently in the BSN Nursing program and have 3 semesters left. I was accepted into my prgram my freshman year which if I would have went to another university I most likely would have been on a waiting list. I love NMU, I would encourage anyone to go there. You always have something to do with being on Lake Superior and all the woods we have. You can go hiking, snowboarding, skiing whenever you want in the winter! I love it!

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

The only advice I would give myself is to learn good study habits because i'm going to need them in all my future classes, and not to stress over boys because life goes on. In high school I never needed to study to pass my quizzes so when I got into college I really struggled my freshman year because I've never had to sit down for hours straight to study. I am now able to study for my pharmacology and med-surg classes like its nothing but it was a hard transition to go from getting easy A's in high school to really having to apply myself in college. I would also give myself relationship advice because since 7th grade I was dating my ex until half way through my freshman year of college all to find out he was cheating. He held me back from so many things and meeting new people that now looking back at it, I've missed out on many good opportunitys because I was to caught up in having a boyfriend. Love can wait and even being in college I dont let anyone hold me back from my studies.

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the community. Most people living in the town of Marquette are friendly and helpful. It feels lik...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the community. Most people living in the town of Marquette are friendly and helpful. It feels like a family because everyone pitches in to help each other for a greater good.

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

If I could go back in time to talk to my high school self, I would tell her not to take things so seriously. If you're not happy with where you are in life, don't sit around and moan about it. Find out why you're not happy and fix it. Make small changes everyday to make yourself a better, happier person. Life is much too short to be sad and worry about the little things. You have only one life and then you're done. It's up to you to make it the best life it can be.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about NMU is the fact that they use sand to melt ice rather than salt. It's more environmentally friendly which is really good, but the sand gets in the cracks of your shoes and follows you into the dorm rooms. My roommate and I had to swifter our floor two to three times a week. We now have a shoe bucket so that helps keep the sand under control.

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

Being able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior would be a dream come true. I'll let myself know tha...

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

Being able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior would be a dream come true. I'll let myself know that money doesnt grow on trees. The feeling of not being able to start college on time because I need to find a job to pay for my tuition is the worst. It'll make you feel like an embarrassment and a failure in your family's eyes . College is an investment in my future that will give you the skills to compete in job markets and have self assurance that you've accomplished something not a lot of people have the luxury of experiencing. Please don't take senior year as a joke and make the most out of it. Scholarships are wating for you and you deserve it. Hanging out in the hallways and being lazy isn't going to get you these scholarships. Time and dedication will. College is a transition and I hope you're ready for it. A lot of sacrifices will come in the near future. I know you'll be scared, but guess what, no one said it was going to be easy. Good luck John!

Nicholas
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, energetic, cheerful, and vibrant.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, energetic, cheerful, and vibrant.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its lively atmosphere and the abundance of opportunities awarded to students.

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

I would tell myself to do every activity possible, and keep a track of all activities participated in and awards won. Because colleges and programs really like to see students who are well rounded and involved in extra curricular activities. Besides, they are fun and you only live once. You never want to live with regrets, so every opportunity you have, go for it! I would also tell myself that the habits developed at a young age stay with you for a long time and are hard to break. So make the best out of everything you do as far as eating, studying, sleeping, the friends you hang out with, etc. You do not want to miss out on something you should have gotten or should have been able to do because you made one wrong decision a long time ago. And the lastly, I would have said don't stress, just have fun and live!

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

I would tell that young man to focus harder on what he wants out of life. To tell him one day you will have a wife and a son ...

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

I would tell that young man to focus harder on what he wants out of life. To tell him one day you will have a wife and a son and that he would want to do everything to make sure they are safe and secure, Provide for them in ways he couldnt if he doesnt get his act together. Everything is riding on his shoulders so he must do wat needs to be done to become a success. I would tell my igh school self tat and since i take life very serioysly i know e would to and get busy becoming a successful man with a career and a wonderful husband and father.

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

I would tell myself to study harder, and to work better in math class. So, that I could have been more prepared for classes u...

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

I would tell myself to study harder, and to work better in math class. So, that I could have been more prepared for classes up here.

What's unique about your campus?

I think that the best part about my school is the environment. Things are not pressuring and you can do almost anything that you want.

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

I wish I would have known more information about my finanical situation. So, I could plan that our better.

Nicole
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely laidback, supportive, accepting, and fun to be around, while still maintaining the intensity need...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely laidback, supportive, accepting, and fun to be around, while still maintaining the intensity needed to get schoolwork done.

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

If I could go back, I would give myself a lecture about money management, and about being okay with not having friends immediately. I am from out of state and I didn't know anyone from Adam when I arrived. I should have made a budget with the amount of money I was allowed to spend on Starbucks at school. I would have advised myself to take more steps out of my shell sooner to get involved with more groups even though I still had soccer to do. I would have reminded myself who I was and that no matter what no one could change that even when they don't have any preconceived knowledge of how I was as a person.

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

I wish I would have known about how bad the old dorms were for people with allergies.

Connie
Describe the students at your school.

I have yet to attend a NMU class. My classes start Augest 29th. So I am not sure what my classmates will be like.

Describe the students at your school.

I have yet to attend a NMU class. My classes start Augest 29th. So I am not sure what my classmates will be like.

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

I have to admit I did not try as hard as I should in high school. If I could go back to my senior high school self. I would tell her that I need to try harder. It seems like that some many people make that same mistake. I got sucked up in my high school life and I did not really think about the future. I did not think about how bad grades effect me but now I see what good grades could have done for me. Now I am thinking about my future. The best thing I can do for myself is get an education so I can get a job in a career that I will enjoy.

Molly
Describe the students at your school.

Northern Michigan University brings in a diversity of students. Anywhere from the creative artist to the adventurous scientis...

Describe the students at your school.

Northern Michigan University brings in a diversity of students. Anywhere from the creative artist to the adventurous scientists. Everyone is nice and gets along well. The school is also an Olympic training center so many of my classmates or Olympis trainees.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Northern Michigan University is best known for its science and art programs. It is on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior but not too far from the town of Marquette. There are lots of things to do around campus including all kinds of sporting events, community volunteer projects, and many campus wide celebrations.

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

If I could go back and tell myself what college has to offer it would be like me going back a a college represenative. I would tell myself about all the mountains and hiking trails around campus and how Lake Superior is right outside my window. Of course there is that fact that all the students and teachers are nice and very helpful and I shouldn't be afraid to take time and talk with my professors. I would encourage my past self to get involved in as many campus events as possible because that is a great way to meet new people and make friends. I would also talk about all the help the school offers from campus tutoring to a writing center where people will actually help you with your papers. Northern Michigan University is definately the place that I belong and that I will love everything about it.

Cassandra
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very supportive. They work hard at what they do and they are always willing to help each other out.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very supportive. They work hard at what they do and they are always willing to help each other out.

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

If I could go back in time and give myself some advice it would be to stay true to oneself. College is the time to try new things, but it’s important to be able to decipher what is going to have a positive versus a negative effect on oneself. There are many pressures in college, and it’s important to keep your values and morals when making decisions, decisions that could ultimately affect you for the rest of your life. Be who you want to be, but don’t let others decide for you. If I could give myself another piece of advice it would be to find a good balance. College isn’t just about doing schoolwork, but it’s also not just about making new friends. Work hard in school to get good grades, but take breaks to go hang out with others and do fun activities. It will help keep you sane, especially around exam time! And last but not least, have fun! College is a wonderful experience and a time to experience things on our own. Live, laugh, and make memories. And one more thing: don’t forget to take pictures!

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

The worst thing about my school would have to be the amount of partying that goes on. While it doesn't take place on campus, it is distracting when people come back from the weekend and are drunk. But, you will most likely find partyers at any college.

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