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Northern Michigan University Admission Requirements

Marquette, Michigan

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Chances of getting into Northern Michigan University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Northern Michigan University
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Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Northern Michigan University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Northern Michigan University is 67%.  It ranks #15 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Northern Michigan University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,169 out of 6,233 applicants were admitted.

Northern Michigan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.34. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Northern Michigan University application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Northern Michigan University.

Northern Michigan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Northern Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Northern Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Northern Michigan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
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ACT Scores for Northern Michigan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Northern Michigan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Northern Michigan University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Northern Michigan University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Northern Michigan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northern Michigan University was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northern Michigan University accepts 67% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Northern Michigan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.98% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.11% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.25% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.76% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.59% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 8.33% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.79% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Northern Michigan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,783 2,450 6,233
Accepted 2,528 1,641 4,169
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 795 565 1,360
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 34% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 180 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northern Michigan University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northern Michigan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northern Michigan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northern Michigan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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


Does Northern Michigan University prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Northern Michigan University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northern Michigan University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Northern Michigan University. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.