Inspiration, invention, innovation. These are the work of the fearless. They are the wheels on which the world moves forward. Here, we unleash and build strength of mind and character. The opportunities ahead belong to you. Are you ready?
The workplace of the future will reward initiative and adaptability just as much as skills and knowledge. At NMU, our job is to train and qualify you for an evolving global marketplace.
NMU offers a range of bachelor's degrees from accounting to zoology and just about every discipline in between.
By combining a minor of your choice, you can pursue the bachelor's degree that capitalizes on your strengths.
Earn a good-paying, quick-to-work degree in two years or less.
Your adventures aren't confined to the lecture hall or the sports stadium. You are in Michigan's spectacular Upper Peninsula, on the 1,100-mile shoreline of Lake Superior. In this vast classroom, you will learn to think big.
NMU provides an exceptional educational value. Plus, we help to make paying for college manageable, with installment payment plans, scholarships, work-study jobs and generous financial aid. Our goal is to minimize the barriers to a rich education.
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What you learn now, what you experience and who you meet will shape the rest of your life. Choosing a college is like unwrapping your future. What will you find inside? Here's how we help you get there.
What do you dare to dream of doing? With 116 baccalaureate majors, 33 associate or certificate programs and 25 graduate programs, we just may suit your plans. With pretty much endless potential to cater to your strengths, you can paint while majoring in chemistry, or philosophize while you fix airplanes. Most programs include a broad range of liberal arts electives, so your education will be well-rounded and flexible for many occupational opportunities. Not sure what you want to do? That's OK, too. We welcome explorers.
An excellent college education can be affordable with the help of NMU's thorough financial aid resources. You have options like in-state and out-of-state scholarships – with over $15 million in scholarships awarded annually – and installment payment plans. We are here to make a unique educational opportunity as accessible to you as possible.
A cultural and recreational center for the Upper Peninsula, NMU and its setting on Lake Superior inspires students to interact with the world in new ways. From classes held in ancient forests or research boats, event partnerships with the Marquette community, to vast recreational activities, you will feel invigorated in mind and body. Waterfalls and wilderness hikes, rock walls and mountain bikes, fresh powder and fast skis, our environment engages your spirit and recharges your resolve.
Learning is up-close and personal at NMU. Our student-faculty ratio is 22:1, the average class size is 26, the average lab 17 and the average seminar 8. Students are primarily taught by professors, not graduate students, and our professors are famously accessible in and outside of the classroom. This is a fully immersive learning environment, in which students partner with their teachers in research and other professional activities, and expand their knowledge in the Marquette community and well beyond.
With over 300 student organizations and an active residence hall community, every aspect of the NMU experience is open to you. You can follow what motivates you and find fun, friends, and community - whether it's in intramural sports, academic honors societies or entertainment clubs that bring to campus some of the biggest names in pop culture. We believe this side of student life is a vital part of an active education.
NMU undergraduates are conducting research with professors that students at a larger school just don't have access to. They are presenting papers at national conferences and publishing in leading journals. Paired with our unique leadership programs, Northern graduates are valued in the job market. Within six months of graduating, 95 percent of students are placed in the workforce or are pursuing further education.
To start you off on the fast track, every full-time student is given his or her own mobile computing device loaded with the software essentials, and full Internet access. All across campus and even throughout the county our Wi-Fi and WiMAX networks keep you connected wherever you go. Whatever your major, you'll have the online resources you'll need for your studies and tech fluency for the world beyond. Add to that confocal microscopes, high-powered telescopes, 3D printers, hypoxic chambers and digital video labs (to name a few), student experiences with our cutting-edge resources provide an extra edge in the job market.