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Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a public institution, headquartered at Marquette, in the state of Michigan U.S. It was established in the year 1899. It has a student population of 7,865 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies.
It is one of the 2 universities in the state of Michigan which provides entrepreneurship as a major. It also offers rare programs like ski management and wildland firefighting that are being offered only by a few universities in the U.S.
It offers more than 177-degree programs and 29 of them are online degree programs. The university was started with the sole purpose to educate students and teachers. The professors are experienced and offer the students help when required for both online and on-campus students.
NMU’s main campus is located in a small city with 350 acres of huge campus. Its high rated placement offered programs include Business, Clinical Sciences, Engineering Technology, Music Education, Theater and Line, Power Technician.
NMU acceptance rate is 66% with the student-faculty ratio is 20:1. The retention rate of the university is 75% and the total graduation rate is 45%.
It is accredited by a regional accreditation agency by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1916.
According to the U.S. News and World Report, Northern Michigan University rankings are:
81 in Regional Universities Midwest.
17th in Top public schools.
68 in Best Value Schools.
50 in Best colleges for veterans.
350 in Business programs.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
970 - 1180
20 - 26
High School GPA
Accept Common App
It processes its applications on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines but the University wishes to assist students well in advance for the semester.
Additionally, a candidate has to maintain the SAT/ACT range of 970 - 1180 or 20 - 26 to be eligible to get into NMU
Steps to apply for admission to NMU are cited below in the following:
Complete the application for admission into the program of choice.
Pay the application fee of $35 online, by phone, by mail, or money order.
Transcripts or GED should be sent to the admission office directly.
Send SAT/ACT scores to NMU.
Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
Average Annual Cost
Books And Supplies
Room And Board
The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.
Budget For Other Expenses
Total One Year Cost
From the above table, it is clear that the average annual cost to attend NMU is $9,984. The students also need to budget for other expenses which include the following:
NMU room and board amounting to $10,666 while books and supplies amount to $800.
For any further information about tuition and ways to pay, we suggest you follow our tuition and programs page.
Highest Degree Offered
The highest degree offered by the Institution.
Full-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Part-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Research Funding per Student
Evening Degree Programs
Criminal Justice and Corrections
Fine and Studio Arts
Registered Nursing, Administration,...
Natural Resources Conservation and...
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...
Accounting and Related Services
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...
Business Administration, Management...
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...
Teacher Education and Professional...
Health and Physical Education/Fitne...
Electrical and Power Transmission I...
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...
Physiology, Pathology and Related S...
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintena...
Construction Engineering Technologi...
English Language and Literature, Ge...
Finance and Financial Management Se...
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...
Precision Metal Working
Political Science and Government
Communication and Media Studies
Electrical Engineering Technologies...
Mental and Social Health Services a...
Communication Disorders Sciences an...
Computer and Information Sciences,...
Public Relations, Advertising, and...
Computer Engineering Technologies/T...
Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...
Romance Languages, Literatures, and...
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...
Geography and Cartography
Industrial Production Technologies/...
Research and Experimental Psycholog...
Special Education and Teaching
Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and...
Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...
International Relations and Nationa...
Entrepreneurial and Small Business...
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...
Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...
Health and Medical Administrative S...
Management Information Systems and...
Legal Support Services
Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...
Computer/Information Technology Adm...
Business Operations Support and Ass...
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...
Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...
Intelligence, Command Control and I...
Allied Health and Medical Assisting...
Computer Systems Networking and Tel...
Environmental Control Technologies/...
Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
Non Resident alien
American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$57,050 per year
The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.
On Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live on Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Averege Housing Cost
The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Available
Division Sports Nickname
olive green and old gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
Total Female Athletes
Sports Team (Men)
Swimming and Diving
Sports Team (Women)
Track and Field
24-Hour Security Patrol
Campus Emergency Phones
24-Hour Escort Safety rides
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At NMU, $10,774 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at NMU costs around $4,974 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At NMU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 44% male and 56% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Median Total Debt After Graduation
The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.
Typical Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.
$57 - 322
Show data for students who
and started their studies
Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Students Receiving State Aid
Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The Financial Aid department of NMU is working round the clock to assist students to pay for their education. The assistance is provided in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants.
A candidate has to file the FAFSA and receive the Student Aid Report to determine their eligibility and financial position.
Northern Michigan University (NMU) federal school code is 002301.
Pell grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and TEACH grant are the federal grants available. Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are the federal loans available. Federal work-study is also available as Federal Financial Aids.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), and Fostering Futures Scholarship, Children of Veterans Tuition Grant, GEAR UP College Day scholarships are the state scholarships and grants available for the students as state aids.
Wildcat Achievement Scholarship, Waldo Scholarship, and National Academic Award are the institutional scholarships and awards available as Institutional.
Montgomery GI Bill, Survivors and Dependents Assistance, and Post 9/11 GI Bill are the Military Aid available for the students. 155 students received Post 9/11 GI Bills.
About 90% of the students received either federal, state, or institutional aids from the university. $12,667 is the average amount awarded as a grant or scholarship per year.
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