Contact a Current Student

This site is intended for learning more about current student experiences. Ambassadors are prepared to answer questions about their personal NMU experiences. Use the filters to find a Wildcat that shares your interests and click their picture to ask a question! If you have specific questions about the admissions process or policy, please find your admissions counselor and contact them directly.

Here’s a couple of sample questions to get you started. You can ask us things like:

  • Why did I choose NMU?
  • What’s something unique about your major?
  • What advice to you have for a new student at NMU?

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Susan
Arnold

Name: Susan
Home State: Michigan
Major: Writing
Involvement: Leadership, Religious/Spiritual, Study Abroad, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation

Northern has some of the best programs in the nation for both my Writing major and Photography major, and it's rare enough to find a school that has just one of them. NMU is home to so many amazing and kind people and is located in one of the most beautiful places I can think of (both architecturally and nature wise) (we have state and national parts all over the place!). I know that if I had gone to any other school, I wouldn't be who I am today nor where I am today. Northern has shaped me into a leader, has led me to be outspoken and to fight for what I believe in. It's strange to think that I was the quiet girl in the corner in high school.

Brooke
Immel

Name: Brooke
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life

I love NMU for all of the great opportunities offered to students. I was a Freshman Fellow which means I got to do research with a professor. I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence needed for my professional career here at Northern. Along with all of the great academic opportunities, I am surrounded by beautiful scenery that allows for an escape from classes. I love that I can do homework at the beach!

Allison
Opheim

Name: Allison
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Public Relations
Second Major: Pre-Law
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Housing and Residence Life, Varsity/Club Sports

NMU has given me the opportunity to connect with other students from around the country in one of the most breath-taking places in the United States. As a pre-professional student, I have gained immense knowledge in the classroom, and through student organizations on campus, I have grown as a person. Attending events on-campus and in the Marquette community is also one of my favorite parts of being a student at Northern. Marquette has become my home, and I hope it'll become yours too. Remember: every day is a great day to be a Wildcat!

Ryan
Watling

Name: Ryan
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Neuroscience/Behavior and Cognitive
Second Major: Integrated Science
Involvement: Leadership, Diversity, Religious/Spiritual, Study Abroad, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation

NMU combines the close connections and sense of community of a small university with the opportunities and status of a large university. I've been able to create authentic relationships with diverse people and learn valuable academic knowledge and skills in my courses all while exploring wild and exciting places. I've truly developed a sense of purpose and happiness in my time at NMU.

Aaron
Rochow

Name: Aaron
Home State: Michigan
Major: Political Science
Second Major: History
Involvement: Leadership, Religious/Spiritual, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Housing and Residence Life, Varsity/Club Sports

Northern has given me an incredible opportunity to enjoy my college experience while earning a fantastic degree. I have great professors and really appreciate the small class sizes. Everyone at NMU is so friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Northern provides a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, with so many connections to be made. Marquette is an incredibly unique and wonderful place to live and explore, with no shortage of things to do. Northern Michigan University was absolutely the right choice for me.

Sadie
Knill

Name: Sadie
Home State: Michigan
Major: Neuroscience/Cellular and Molecular
Second Major: Chemistry
Involvement: Leadership, Religious/Spiritual, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Intramural Sports

The opportunities at Northern are unmatched. Whether it be the amazing connections made with professors in the classroom or the opportunity to simply explore the outdoors, this university has offered me so much more than I had ever imagined. Every aspect of the atmosphere is completely inviting, making NMU the perfect place for me to explore who I am and where I would like to be in the future. I have been able to develop my passions for both the sciences and the arts while simultaneously discovering new interests and passions. While my future is relatively uncertain, it will undoubtedly be amazing based on my experiences thus far!

Taylor
Swartz

Name: Taylor
Home State: Michigan
Major: Marketing
Second Major: Biology
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, First Generation, Varsity/Club Sports

I LOVE Northern Michigan University because it is small enough to feel like a warm and welcoming campus, but still large enough to provide a wide variety of different degrees and career opportunities. NMU also has excellent facilities, staff, and professors dedicated to helping each student on their path to success. Another great thing is that class sizes are small so you know your professors and it is easier to meet other students! Personally, Northern has helped me grow intellectually, socially and has strengthened my leadership skills. I couldn't be more grateful. In no time, Northern will become your home away from home as it has for many other students. So what are you waiting for?

Carly
McDevitt

Name: Carly
Home State: Michigan
Major: International Studies
Second Major: TESOL
Involvement: Leadership, Music/Theater, Study Abroad, Student Organizations, Honors Program

I came here as an undeclared student unsure of what to look for in a school, picking Northern in no small part because of the location- it's gorgeous and it's around 7 hours away from my hometown. Now that I'm here I've really come to appreciate the small size and the unexpected opportunities. I have had all my professors know who I am and be able and willing to help me when needed. I have been consistently surprised by the opportunities available - never expecting to be in a leadership program or to be learning how concerts are run in a student organization.

Liz
Caputo

Name: Liz
Home State: Michigan
Major: Criminal Justice
Second Major: Dance
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, First Generation, Varsity/Club Sports

Everything from the small classes, to the nature, to the opportunities that Northern have supplied has made NMU home. I love the idea that I can go on a hike or walk to the beach after class. The connections I made with other students and staff members because of the smaller class sizes are amazing, caring and long lasting. Northern has opened so many doors for me and truly is my home away from home.

Zachary
Hair

Name: Zachary
Home State: Texas
Major: Psychology
Second Major: English
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, First Generation, Varsity/Club Sports, Research/Internship

NMU is so inviting and welcoming to not just me, but to everyone. The professors are helpful and understanding to you and want to succeed in your work as well as strive for greatness. Northern has opened many doors for me and has blessed me with countless friends and people that understand me for who I am.

Abby
Bahena

Name: Abby
Home State: Michigan
Major: Nursing
Involvement: Leadership, Diversity, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, First Generation

I loveeee Northern Michigan University! Everyone here is so kind and personable! Although I am 8 hours away from my (very small) hometown not once have I ever felt alone or lost. I can always count on NMU's caring community to make me feel welcomed and loved.

Brooke
Baneck

Name: Brooke
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Public Relations
Second Major: Theater and Entertainment Arts
Involvement: Leadership, Music/Theater, Religious/Spiritual, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, Greek Life

NMU gives me the homey feel I was looking for when selecting a college while still providing all of the opportunities of a larger university.

Noah
Beck

Name: Noah
Home State: Michigan
Major: Marketing
Second Major: Art and Design
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, First Generation, Research/Internship, Transfer Student

Grace
Freitag

Name: Grace
Home State: Minnesota
Major: Ecology
Second Major: Chemistry
Involvement: Leadership, Diversity, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, First Generation, Varsity/Club Sports, Research/Internship

NMU seemed to encompass everything I was looking for in a university. It's in a great location right next to the beautiful Lake Superior, and provides so many amazing adventures, like camping lake-side or cliff-jumping. Northern also has inspiring professors that really care about you and your career. They all want you to succeed and help you with your classes or with finding internships. NMU is one-of-a-kind.

Elle
Gallagher

Name: Elle
Home State: Michigan
Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, Varsity/Club Sports

Northern Michigan University has given me the opportunity to challenge myself as a person. Through the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences program I have been able to use newly acquired knowledge in real life settings. Even though my course load was rigorous I was able to squeeze in scuba, skiing, and snowshoeing courses.Over the past three years I have gained experiences that will benefit me in my future, including being a member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program and the NMU Dance Team. The biggest thing that I have learned from Northern is that college is so much more than a degree. I have learned skills that have made me a well rounded person which will propel me to be a successful member of society when I graduate. Choosing a college is a huge decision but now as a senior I know it was the perfect fit. As you begin researching colleges I would like to help you decide if Northern is the perfect fit for you.

Veronica
Line

Name: Veronica
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Biology
Involvement: Leadership, Diversity, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Housing and Residence Life, First Generation, Research/Internship

I like NMU because I don't feel like just another statistic or a number, I feel valued as a person. The people here really want to see you succeed and will help you along the way. There are tons of resources available to you and lots of friendly faces. I also really like the opportunities available here, especially in research. There are so many different labs that are looking for undergraduate students to help out, or even conduct their own research! Northern is a lovely place to take hold of those opportunities, find your independence, and grow. With good people, great views, and a *superior* lake, what more could I ask for in a college?

Mandy
Mileham

Name: Mandy
Home State: Illinois
Major: Music Education
Involvement: Leadership, Music/Theater, Student Organizations, Outdoor Recreation, Greek Life

When I first visited NMU I immediately knew this is where I wanted to go. The campus and surrounding area are beautiful, the campus is small, but I don't know everyone, and there's so many clubs and organizations.

Michelle
Parks

Name: Michelle
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: English/Secondary Education
Second Major: Spanish- Secondary Education
Involvement: Leadership, Study Abroad, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life

Liz
Patrykus

Name: Liz
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Elementary Education
Second Major: Elementary Ed- Integrative Science
Involvement: Leadership, Diversity, Religious/Spiritual, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation

The best way to describe NMU is a diamond in the rough school filled with the kindest students and staff members. With small class sizes, a condensed campus, and so many opportunities to get involved, I was able to quickly and easily make the transition to college and make Northern my home away from home. Not only is the campus amazing but also the community as a whole is a wonderful place to have an excellent college experience. Around town there is a little something for everyone such as, hiking, beaches, small local shops, an awesome farmers market, so many coffee shops, and much more. With the help of so many here at NMU and in the community I have been able to transform into a better student, leader, and become highly prepared for whatever my future holds. If you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime I strongly suggest starting it here at NMU, where adventure awaits around every corner.

Danielle
Plastino

Name: Danielle
Home State: Michigan
Major: Social Work
Second Major: Human Behavior Cluster
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, First Generation

I love NMU because of the opportunities the university has given to me and the area that it is located in. No matter the season, there is always something to do outside (hiking, camping, snowboarding, etc.)! Because the university is a community based school, there are so many ways to get involved in things such as clubs, student government/leadership positions, intramural sports, and even volunteer opportunities! It's literally always an adventure here at NMU!

Lizzie
Vitale

Name: Lizzie
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Communication Studies
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation

I love NMU because of the small class sizes, one-on-one time with professors, the endless places to be able to hike and be out in nature, basically being on the shore of Lake Superior, and the sense of community within the school and the city of Marquette too!

Mandy
Joslyn

Name: Mandy
Home State: Illinois
Major: Forensic Biochemistry
Second Major: Anthropology
Involvement: Leadership, Student Organizations, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation, First Generation, Varsity/Club Sports, Research/Internship

Stephanie
Lane

Name: Stephanie
Home State: Wisconsin
Major: Social Studies- Secondary Education
Second Major: History- Secondary Education
Involvement: Leadership, Religious/Spiritual, Student Organizations, Housing and Residence Life, Outdoor Recreation

NMU has become home for me for multiple reasons. I love the area that it is located in, there is also so much to do and endless adventures waiting. NMU has also brought me my closest friends through many different organizations. This college is also very special to me because the Faculty and Staff care so much about you and your success, it makes going to class so much better.

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