With campus overlooking Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University is a public school and the largest university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. NMU confers undergrad and graduate degrees in 177 academic programs and all students receive either a ThinkPad or MacBook as part of their tuition. To promote inclusion on campus, Northern is home to the NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center which provides a safe space and oversees the university’s diversity organizations. For sports fans, Northern fields 13 men’s and women’s teams and is also an Olympic training site for wrestlers and weightlifters.
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NMU is a rather small, yet comfortable campus. It appeals to those who enjoy outdoors and athletics, as well as those that prefer shopping, clubs, and other city-like things. The campus has lots and lots of physical resources as well as a staff that will do anything they can to make your college experience the best it can be.
Amanda from Sterling Heights, MI
I love Northern Michigan University. The campus is beautiful, and right near the great Lake Superior! The professors are always willing to help you, they have ample office hours where you can talk to the professor one-on-one.
Cindy from Delano, MN
Northern Michigan is a great college for my degree that I am interested in. The classes are small. You make tons of friends within the first few weeks of school.
Shellie from Reese, MI
Northern Michigan University is one of best decisions I have made in my entire life. It has tons of majors and organizations to offer and the people here are extremely friendly.
Jamie from Wyoming, MI
Northern Michigan is the perfect place for me. It's located in a small town providing comfort and a community feeling in whatever you choose to do at the school. The dorms are comfortable and the people are wonderful.
Jennifer from Marquette, MI
A friendly, fun environment. The School is really involved with the Community and vise verse. A great size and good pricing, I'm paying the same or less than I would have to go to some of my in-state School