Northern Michigan University Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Marquette (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,144
79% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Karl Olson
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2021
  • Degree: Business
"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
"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
"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!"
Keara Kangas
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Northern Michigan University is in Marquette, MI. Not only is NMU a good 4-year college, the town of Marquette is enough to win anyone over. All students will experience a small town atmosphere in the biggest city of the Upper Peninsula, but surrounded by a breathtaking view. This place has it all from hiking, biking, winter events, comedy nights, trivia, local festivals, great food, and small business shops. If the town does not win anyone over, the University has many great programs. The psychology department is expanding their research and programs every year. From when I started, NMU's psychology department started 2 new research labs and added a neuroscience focused track. They are in the works of starting an APA accredited PhD program and hiring new faculty with ambitious goals. Completing the Master's program at NMU, the Psychology department offers their graduate students graduate assistantships where they teach a lab section for different courses. These assistantships include tuition waivers and a stipend. There are also a lot of scholarship opportunities. This university is one of the least expensive 4-year universities in the country, and has a new LTE internet system to supply free internet for off campus students. Along with free internet, full-time students get a laptop and full-time helpdesk support. In 2016 - 2017, NMU rebranded and build a new facility and dorms with state of the art technology and equipment for classes. There is a starbucks right in the middle of the new facility, Jamrich, for before and after class caffeine intake. Overall, I enjoyed my time at NMU and only have great things to say. As all universities have their downsides, I feel NMU's are limited and worth the education you recieve. I would definitely give NMU a look while applying for schools."
Rebecca Lynn
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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
"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
"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: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"This is a wonderful college. Small enough to feel like home and large enough to have everything you need."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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
"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
"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
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"Great school with small class sizes in one of the most beautiful cities in the country."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Business
"NMU is a great school. Most of the professors are down to earth. The location is great for anybody who enjoys doing things outdoors in all types of weather. It's pretty chill. Very easy to make friends in your classes."
Entertainment and sports promotion grad 2014
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"When I was looking for a college to attend, I was looking more than just an education, I was looking for a real life experience. Northern Michigan University and the city of Marquette made this possible. Not only did I learn a lot, I was able to get out of the classroom and experience a wilderness I never before had seen. The extra coricular activities were a major highlight of attending NMU."
Ryan Haskell
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: History
"You'll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful campus and city than northern Michigan and Marquette. Right on Lake Superior the summers are amazing and the area surrounded by natural beauty. If you love winter or can handle the long harsh ones here you'll do great. Besides the setting the classes and teachers are also great. NMU is a relatively small University so class sizes are small and it is easy to get to know your professors who are usually very approachable. I had a great time and learned a lot at NMU and would recommend it to anyone who asked."
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Northern Michigan University is in the middle of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Northern Michigan University is surrounded by hills, forests, and is in a metropolitan city. The area has grown over the years and is considered to be the largest city in Upper Michigan. The school is located in the middle of the town close by downtown where students can visit and support local shops. In addition the school is located to Presque Isle, a geologic location featuring beautiful lake Superior agates and Jacobsville Sandstone. Students can go there to go surfing in Lake Superior, relax on the beach, visit the bog walk, and roam the many trails featured in the area. Northern Michigan University's Earth Science program is a small, but prospering. This program allows students to interact with other students and get to know his or hers professors. The classrooms are mostly field base. The field base courses offer many field trips across Marquette and the Upper Peninsula to learn about the geography and history of the area. In addition, Northern Michigan University has a wide fields of programs to apply for allowing students to find their dream degree. Students who go here are surrounded by the diverse seasons. In the fall students will be able to discover the multiple trees loosing leaves and showing beautiful colors of red, orange, yellow, and green. In the winter snow up to 3 feet or more is accumulated, which is perfect for skiers and snowboarders in the area. Lastly, the summers are warm and cooled by the sweet smelling windy air coming from Lake Superior."
Jessica Glendon
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2012
  • Degree: Business
"Similar to any school, there are fantastic, supportive, engaging professors and some that are not so much so. At times, it seems communication leaves something to be desired between faculty, staff, etc., which can make it very challenging for students to have realistic expectations. The program itself is relatively new, and has some kinks to be worked out, although I am thankful the program is here, and that there is a decent network of business contacts. Once out of the program, most students choose to move elsewhere to find work, as this community does not produce a lot of employment opportunities in most fields (unless in healthcare, law, accounting). Best of luck in whatever school you choose!"