NMU

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, United States
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  • Total Documents
    166
  • Class Notes
    116
  • Textbook Notes
    34
  • Study Guides
    16
  • Currently Enrolled
    83
  • Previously Enrolled
    57

Overview of Northern Michigan University (NMU)

About this school

Northern Michigan University, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. It is located in scenic Marquette, Michigan. With over 200 student organizations, NMU offers something for every student. The university participates in IBM's ThinkPad University program, in which every student has his or her own notebook computer, software and access to the school network and the Internet. Its 320-acre campus is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,018
    • Men:3,194 (45.5%)
    • Women:3,824 (54.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (NMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 21
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
City, State, Zip
Marquette, MI  49855-5301
Phone
(906) 227-2650
Fax
(906) 227-1747
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 6,173 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 3,584 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 2,589 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,641 (36%) of 4,591 admitted students enrolled
Women
888 (33%) of 2,703 admitted students enrolled
Men
753 (40%) of 1,888 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.18
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
5%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
12%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
480-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
4%
• Score 500 - 600
27%
• Score 400 - 500
46%
• Score 300 - 400
21%
• Score 200 - 300
2%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,490|Out-of-state: $15,986
  • Room & Board: - $10,328 (79.15389331698344%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (6.131207847946046%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,920 (14.714898835070509%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northern Michigan University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002301
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,162 (87.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
895 (77.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
885 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
167 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$9,613
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 627 (70.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,599
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 679 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,844
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 719 (81.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
200 (15.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,406

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,037 (80.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,121 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,032 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
611 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$9,747
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,839 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,774
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,307 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,449
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,662 (66.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
604 (9.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,809

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,075
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
10.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,860

Academics & Instruction (NMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


288

Part-Time Faculty


131

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northern Michigan University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors (NMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (122)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geography, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Instrumentation Technology/Technician
  • Insurance
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (27)


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life (NMU)

Location & Geography

Population


21,491

Nearest Metropolitan Area


360 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 70.9 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
21 mile(s) from campus in Marquette
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Marquette
Nearest Train Station
300 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Track And Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Track And Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northern Michigan University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,207

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,018
Women
3,824
Men
3,194

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 2.2% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.6% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


1.1%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


594

Student Resources (NMU)

Study resources

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