Northern Michigan University Reviews

  • 15 Reviews
  • Marquette (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,225
77% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Karl Olson
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Do not go to this University if you are planning on being a commuter. You will regret it. Least commuter friendly campus I have attended, and I've been to a few. Obviously parking is abysmal, but that only scratches the surface. Draconian traffic enforcement designed to squeeze as much money out of you as possible, archaic online integration, and even the class schedules are frankly ill-suited for any commuter. Otherwise I have nothing exceptional to say. I liked some instructors, didn't like others. Standard university stuff."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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!"
Rebecca Lynn
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
Elizabeth Weber
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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"
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"WILDCATS!!!! Seriously though it is a good school, but you will only get out of it what you put into it. Also I could not be in a cooler more beautiful place."