NMU surpassed the 5,000 threshold for campus visitors for the past academic year. Gina Lombardini (Admissions) reports that a total of 5,099 prospective students and family members traveled to NMU in 2003-04.


A campus visit can be the determining factor in a student’s decision on where to attend college. Lombardini said nearly 70 percent of the students who set foot on campus and apply for admission eventually enroll at NMU.


“We've always suspected that students who visit NMU prior to enrolling have a higher retention rate than those who don't visit,” she added. “It’s one of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for the individual. At NMU, prospective students can speak with a faculty member in their anticipated major to learn about classes and future careers. They can meet with current NMU students to find out what their experiences are like. They can tour the campus to get a feel for the environment, eat in a cafeteria, sit in on a lecture or check out a dorm room. These are things they can't do as well over the Internet or by reading a brochure.”




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