Northern Michigan University Reviews

3.27 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
  • Marquette (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,225
71% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Bri - 9/9/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019
"NMU is a terrible school. There is nowhere to park. The free tutoring is trash. The tutors can never even figure anything out and waste your time. If I could go back in time, Id go to ANY OTHER SCHOOL. No one cares if everyone is doing bad in a class and the students are blamed instead of the instructor. Do not go to NMU. Its SUCH a waste of money."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Alex - 4/28/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"I strongly advise attending elsewhere for multiple reasons. NMU is situated in what should only be named a town and behind modern times. The "city" of Marquette is financially starving and the university & private hospital are what's only keeping the town a float. The place is religiously dominated. The local attractions are orientated towards the retiring or already retired generation. The area isn't LGBT friendly and the state Michigan is classified as brain draining if you look at the current year; meaning all youth with intelligence are moving elsewhere. Source: https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/republicans/2019/4/losing-our-minds-brain-drain-across-the-united-states Otherwise you may enjoy the outdoors activities but will be very disappointed when you realize the sacrifices. The professors are great people but I've worked at universities in liberal cities and Marquette not being one; you can find good teachers everywhere. Economically the education is cheap but not worth it and when real connections for good jobs are found in large cities."
1.4 out of 5 stars
N/A - 3/19/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended NMU for the 2017-2018 school year. Being an Wildlife Biology student, i was greatly disappointed that my dream school turned out being a sham school. The best thing about NMU is the food a the Wildcat Cafe/Mexican Restaurant on Campus and the friendliness of most of the staff. The education doesn't feel valued at all. I was learning parts of a flower in my biology class, something i've learned about in kindergarten.( definitely not worth paying for). After completing one year at NMU, I treasfreed downstate to another school. That's where mt problems with NMU begin. When I left the school, i made sure with advisors and finical staff that i was all set to leave and that my student loans wouldn't be charged since i would be enrolled past halftime at another university. Long story short, NMU has been trying to charge me for the student loan even though i'm enrolled more than half time a my other school. If your enrolled more than half time at another school, yout student loans cannot be charged until you graduate the school. I half about 4 1/2-5 years left at the school i'm enrolled at now so they legally cant charge me anytime soon. NMU sent a bill to my house today which really p***** me off. I've had to call them about this situation 5-6 times and even had the university i'm enrolled in now contact them to prove i'm a more than half time student. To make matters worse, NMU tried to charge my family with a boarding fee in fall claiming i was set up to pay a room their which, i wasn't since i transferred. NEVER GO HERE!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
S John - 1/28/2019
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 1986
"Great professors in an amazing place. My daughter decided to go to NMU and as an alum I was pleased, but she had a terrible experience with administration, housing, and financial aid. Poorly organized and run, which required a lot of leg work for her as a freshman. Disappointed, she transferred."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Lynn - 4/13/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Northern Michigan University is a great school. The professors seem to truly care about their students and want to help them succeed. I learned a lot, especially in higher level courses. I was very happy with the Psychology professors that I was able to work with throughout my education. They were all very knowledgable."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Stephanie - 3/7/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"Northern Michigan University is located in the beautiful city of Marquette, MI. This, in my opinion, is the best part of the school. Located on the south shores of Lake Superior, there are endless trails and beaches to find an adventure to offset the hectic life of a student. The people of this area are nice. The city of Marquette is amazing, and so is the whole UP. There are a lot of activities to do outside and that attracts a cool crowd. Tuition is cheap, but they keep raising it significantly to pay for all of the new dorms,even though enrollment is down. Also, They could 100% pay their professors more. I had a professor who had to go on welfare to get by on what she was making at the school. Not okay."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Weber - 3/2/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"Northern Michigan University is a nestled in the north of Michigan where at first you might not expect to find such a unique school. NMU is very supportive of its students and their endeavors. My program was in international studies with a minor in anthropology. The staff are wholeheartedly dedicated to helping shape your goals into a reality while pursuing a degree. I recommend visiting NMU and considering it as an option for your education as it is a world apart from what you might expect."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MISauanSnob - 5/31/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2008
"You get out of it what you put in, but its a really good school with great teachers. It is also in a beautiful location. and has a great hockey team"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2009
"It's a good school for people who like smaller towns and it's provides a good education. Not as well known outside of Michigan. Good clubs and sports. Friendly people."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jay - 11/9/2015
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"Northern Michigan University offered me the opportunities to not only pursue my career goals, but it also helped me grow as a person. Coming from a small town I wanted the real world college experience, but without the overwhelming masses. My experiences at NMU is something I would never change, and if given a second chance, would do the exact same thing."
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