#12 Best Public Universities in Michigan

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan

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Student Population
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Location Marquette, Michigan
Online nmu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Marquette, Michigan, Northern Michigan University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,677 prospective students applied, and 5,035 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,610 enrolled in the school.  6,338 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,257 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $10,488 plus fees of $767. Northern Michigan University is ranked 738 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Northern Michigan University is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 970/1190
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.13
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Northern Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$760
Other Fees$767
Room and Board $10,774
Budget for Other Expenses$2,016
Total One Year Cost$24,805
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Northern Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$760
Other Fees$767
Room and Board $10,774
Budget for Other Expenses$2,016
Total One Year Cost$30,301

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northern Michigan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 17%
Business 12%
Education 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Engineering Technology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171456 IPEDS survey data for Northern Michigan University.

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