Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate
6,173
Students Applied
54%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
801
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$35
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
40%
Submitting ACT
67%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1082
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
460
75th
560
Reading
25th
480
75th
590
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
24%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
10%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
201
$30k - $48k
107
$48k - $75k
151
$75k - $110k
170
$110k+
183

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-682-9797
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Let's see some tips for you. FYI Northern is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It snows a bit and can pretty cold. Now don't freak out, it's not like arctic weather or anything, it's not the bad no matter what stories you hear. You should bring a very warm, heavy winter coat though and boots made to take the snow. A snowboard and skis for those who like their winter sports. Marquette Mountain is about a mile or two from campus. Now we do have nice days up here too, so bring your swim wear because Lake Superior is about a mile or two as well from campus. If your home is a long ways away from home don't worry, Northern will feel like your second home in no time. Just do something here. Join an interesting club, try-out for your favorite sport, and make friends. Good luck.
Bryanne from Canton, MI
Be prepared for a ton of snow. Being near lake Superior keeps Marquette from getting as cold as other parts of the upper midwest, but it also means it's much wetter year round.
Andrea from Oakdale, MN
going to northern is a great experience and a great time, but every student must com equipped with the proper gear or you wont fully be able to enjoy your time there. As a start bring hiking boot, swimtrunks, sleds, snowgear, everything you think you need, and some of the things your grandparents recomend
Joe from lowell, MI
Don't let distance scare you. its a long way from me and I almost overlooked it. I'm so glad I didn't. Everyone is so friendly nd the people are great although you miss people back home, you meet a whole new set of great people
Kaitlin from Skokie, IL
Get Skype. A lot of people who go to NMU are from far away, and it's easy to miss your family and friends. Video chatting can make things transition more smoothly. Also, bring decorations to make your room feel like home instead of an empty white box. Don't be afraid to change your major, be undeclared, or ask for help. You have time, might as well use it.
Amanda from Sterling Heights, MI
There are many trails to hike and explore right near the water. So remember to bring lots of outdoor gear!
Cindy from Delano, MN
Visit the campus and ask professors about different courses they have. Ask former students about their experiences that they had through their years at Northern.
Shellie from Reese, MI
Visit before you get your heart set on a school. I had originally wanted to attend MSU or CMU; but after one day at Northern my mind was completely changed. You have the opportunity to become a Big fish in a small sea up here, unlike MSU where you are the small fish in the big sea.
Mackenzie from Traverse City, MI
If you do not like snow, do not come to Northern.
Jamie from Wyoming, MI
Be sure to study and go to class. It seems silly, but skipping class is the quickest way to guarantee failure in classes. Take good notes and have friends over to help you study.
Jennifer from Marquette, MI

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