Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

About Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,684
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time84%
 % Part-time16%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.6%
 % Black1.5%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino1.0%
 % Native American2.8%
 % Race Unknown4.1%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted72%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled39%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,864
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,280
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid90%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants71%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$870
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,026
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,026
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,621
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,621
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,621

Neighborhood Data for the Marquette Area

Median Age30.4
Median Household Income$36,967
Total Population21,311
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.6% 48.4%
 Age 0-962.0%38.0%
 Age 10-1755.2%44.8%
 Age 18-2446.1%53.9%
 Age 25-2954.9%45.1%
 Age 30-3954.9%45.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White91.7%
 % Black3.9%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,026
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,026
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$544
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%55.0%15.2%
 $500 to $7490.0%35.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%8.1%26.0%
 Over $10000.0%1.4%5.4%
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