Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI

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Northern Michigan University is a public institution located in Marquette, Michigan and provides a large number of program options for students. Northern Michigan University has a yearly student enrollment of approximately nine thousand.

Students can select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students at NMU scored in a range of 19 - 25 on the ACT exam. Northern Michigan University accepts approximately 70 percent of applicants. Of those admitted, about 39 percent of students enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The tuition at NMU varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $9,300 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 per year. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $4,500. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The Northern Michigan University "Wildcats" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division II)
  • Skiing (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the Northern Michigan University website to see a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Northern Michigan University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Northern Michigan University is about 8,300, with undergraduate students making up about 90% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $9,000-$11,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$17,220
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $370-$450 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $600-$720 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$7,098
Receiving Student Loans68%$6,471

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northern Michigan University may offer services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Northern Michigan University is approximately 48%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Northern Michigan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Football (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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