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Study at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University was founded in 1899. It is a 4-year public university situated in Marquette, Michigan. The university is set on nearly 350 acres of land. NMU has a population of more than 9, 000 students. It is the largest university of the Upper Peninsula. The university has 5 academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Art and Design
  • Walker L. Cisler College of Business
The athletics teams of the university are called the Wildcats. Old gold and olive green are the official colors of NMU. The university sponsors many sports including golf, hockey, football, basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field and volleyball. Steven Wiig, actor; Mike Santorelli, NHL hockey player; John Lautner, internationally famous modern architect; and Howard Schultz, CEO and Chairman of Starbucks, are the notable alumni of the university.

Profile of Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University can be found in Marquette, MI (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The Post-Master's certificate is the highest degree at Northern Michigan University.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at Northern Michigan University are in art studies, conservation and resource management, and construction trades.

Northern Michigan University Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


A tenure system is one way Northern Michigan University works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 9, 358 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Northern Michigan University. The school student athletes compete in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

Northern Michigan University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching234elementary school teaching, English teaching, educational supervision, health teaching, education of learning disabled, school Counselling, mental retardation education, physical education teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts226creative writing, history, English, social services, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, political science, economics, . . .
Business and Management162business management, marketing, accounting, MIS, finance, entrepreneurship, business, accounting and finance, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine117registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing administration
Science104physiology, biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, zoology, biochemistry, geology, . . .
Engineering Technician87construction engineering tech, computer engineering tech, HVAC tech, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting, . . .
Therapy and Counselling77psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, community health services, behavioral sciences
Security and Law Enforcement75criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration, corrections
Art Studies75art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy68exercise science, parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer, sports and fitness management, dietitian
Medical Support and Technology63speech pathology, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, surgical tech, medical lab assistant, cytotechnologist, histotechnologist, histologic tech
Family and Social Work63social work, public administration, family studies, foodservice management, child development, child care management
Media57public relations, communication studies, digital communications, mass communication, broadcast journalism
Construction Trades35lineworker, property management, carpentry
Mechanics and Repair30aircraft powerplant tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, industrial mechanics, HVAC
Conservation and Resource Management29conservation, environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art23cinematography, commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science, computer networking, computer programming
office and Administration14administrative assistant, office data entry
Hospitality13hospitality management
Mathematics11mathematics, applied mathematics
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology
Medical administration11medical secretary
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Architecture and Planning5urban planning
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Design4industrial design, design and applied arts
Fine Arts1crafts and folk art
Cooking and Culinary Arts0chef training
Engineering0mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
Production Trades0machinist

Contact: Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

General Phone: (906) 227-1000


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