Located in Marquette, Michigan, Northern Michigan University is a public coeducational university established in 1899. NMU has around 7,600 students enrolled at present. The University was named as the College of Distinction for 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Northern Michigan University offers admissions in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels of study. NMU’s area of excellence spans five schools and five colleges. Majority of the full-time faculty members at NMU hold the highest possible degrees in their fields. NMU is the first public university in Michigan to pursue the idea of a “mobile” campus wherein the University embraces the ever-advancing technology to promote learning and greater student-faculty communication and collaboration. NMU has the largest private educational LTE network in the US.
|Type of University||Public|
|Year of Establishment||1899|
|Campus Setting||Small City|
|Programs Offered||Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral|
Ranked #4 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by SR Education Group for 2019.
Ranked #18 for Most Affordable Online teaching degrees across the nation during 2016 by the SR Education Group.
Listed Among top 10 best colleges in Michigan by College Consensus
Ranked #19 Top Public Schools by U.S. News and World Report 2017
Northern Michigan University opened its doors in the year 1899 for students.
Students are presented with nine residence hall options for on-campus accommodation and five apartment style housing options.
Northern Michigan University offers programs through its various colleges. Nearly 170 degrees including seven undergraduate degrees, six associate level degrees. 25 graduate degrees in various fields of study are offered at the university.
|Fall semester||February 15|
|Winter semester||October 1|
|Summer semester||February 15|
English proficiency test scores:
|English proficiency test scores||Undergraduate Scores||Graduate Scores|
|TOEFL||iBT-61 or higher|
PBT- 500 or higher
CBT- 173 or higher
|IELTS||Minimum band of 6.0||Minimum band of 6.5|
The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study at the university is mentioned-below:
|Cost Head||Undergraduate Cost||Graduate Cost|
|Room and Board||10,774||10,774|
|Student Activity Fees||71.44||71.44|
The university offers several scholarships for international students to afford their study in the USA. The various scholarships offered by the university are tabulated-below:
|Scholarship Name||Amount||Eligibility Criteria||Application|
|International Academic Award||2,200 USD||Newly enrolled for undergraduate program|
High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
|Automatically considered based on high school transcripts|
|International Partner Award||2,200||GPA of 3.0 or better||Not required|
|Superior Exchange Scholarship||Full tuition for 2 semesters||Based on minimum admission requirements||Not required|
Other similar scholarships include superior experience scholarship, superior study abroad scholarship, certain foundation-based scholarship funds are also there
NMU alumni enjoy a lot of benefits such as discounts against life and health insurance, special offers on auto and home insurance, hotel discounts, discounts as bookstores, PEIF Pass, library memberships, personalised creations, food stores, etc. NMU Alumni Association ensures that alumni receive proper benefits and stay in connection with other alumni and the present students at NMU.
Some notable alumni are: Howard Schultz- chairman and CEO of Starbucks; John Edward Lautner- American architect; Steve Mariucci- sportscaster and former football coach; Donal Waddell- American professional ice hockey executive and former player.
Career services office of NMU provides services to its students such as career coaching, job listings, internship info, job fairs, job-search workshops, on-campus recruiting, career advice, etc. A number of job fairs are organised at university level, regional, national and even virtually such as winter semester job fair, Bavarian Inn Employment Fair, Chicago Professional Diversity Career Fair, Washington DC Career Fair, Disability Virtual Career Fair.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,154 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Northern Michigan University Enrollment||9235|
|Average Graduation Rate||40.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,154 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$22,740 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$800 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,328 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,920 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,328 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,920 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,836 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,920 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I decided to go to Northern because of the gorgeous nature and it is 5 minutes from the lake as well. I also chose northern because of the distance. It's 6 hours from my town and it's really great. I also chose it because of its excellent programs.
It is amazing and easy to understand. It has it's hard moments but overall it's amazing. They try to make everything as simple as they can so that you won't struggle. It is difficult from time to time but that is what college is about. It's about getting a higher education and that takes work.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary