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Welcome home, future Wildcat

At NMU there is an adventure in every season. May it be at the beach or on the mountain, in the world's largest wooden dome or learning hands-on skills in the field, Northern truly delivers an incredible experience that isn't limited to a traditional lecture hall.

Our campus visit program is one of the best in the state, with 8/10 attendees rating it as "excellent." So come and see what others have been saying, and experience for yourself what it means to be a student at NMU.


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Looking to find out what NMU has to offer?

NMU offers an exceptional educational value to its 7,600 students. Study abroad in over 55 countries, conduct groundbreaking research on cancerous brain tumors, or help make an impact on the lives of those in the community -- all as an undergraduate. 

Learn more about life as a Wildcat from our experts -- our current students! Connect with an NMU Student Ambassador and they'll tell you all about life in and out of the classroom at NMU and in Marquette!


Admission with Jon Teichman

Contact Your NMU Admissions Counselor

NMU's Admissions Counselors are really nice, great resources and we are excited to chat with you -- trust us, we love talking about NMU.

Feel free to email, call, text or make an appointment on one of our Calendly links. Contact Info is here. 

Not sure you're ready for that level of commitment yet? We get it. Check out the online chat. It's available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can ask questions and get real answers from a real person. Promise! Tap on the "Chat with an Admissions Counselor" widget in the bottom right of your screen. 


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NMU is Test-Blind/Test-Free

NMU has permanently adopted a test-blind/test-free admission policy for all future terms. Test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required and will not be considered in admission decisions. Please see NMU's Test Blind Policy FAQ for more information. 

Admission requirements differ depending on the status of the applicant (first-year student, transfer, etc.) and the level of academic program. The "apply by student type" page describe the credentials considered, the admission requirements and the application procedures for each applicant status and program level in more detail.  Please see the NMU Bulletin for Admissions Policy information.

Academic departments may have additional requirements for admission to specific programs. 


Wildpups and friends

Bring Your Whole Self Here

Whether you want to become an advocate, develop a product, launch your brand or just feel less isolated - we've got you. NMU is a safe place to explore who you are and you will become. 

Find Your Flame

While part of what makes NMU unique is our incredible location, we are so much more than a pretty place. From our classrooms that span beyond the traditional lecture hall, to the numerous activities to do both on- and off-campus, we offer something for everyone.

Marissa Lindstrom

I decided to come to NMU because they offered the program I was passionate about, environmental studies. The major is incredibly interdisciplinary and reaches beyond environmental sustainability, which is what I was looking for in a program. NMU also offered experiences outside the classroom, utilizing the great outdoors that surround campus.

Marissa Lindstrom

Environmental Studies Major

Contact Information

We are happy to help you with any questions you have! If you have submitted an application to NMU you can use the Application Status Check to see which items we still need to complete the processing of your application.  If your plans have changed, please let us know.

We invite you to meet our staff and connect with your NMU admissions counselor.

Helpful Tip: When completing the application for admission, enter the e-mail address you check most frequently. If you are currently in high school it's best not to use a high school e-mail address since schools often prevent some messages from reaching you and also expire upon graduation.

Phone 906-227-2650

Toll-Free 800-682-9797

Fax 906-227-1747