NMU is Test-Blind
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. First-year/freshman and transfer admission requirements are summarized below. Please see the NMU Bulletin for Admissions Policy information.
Academic departments may have additional requirements for admission to specific programs.
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Live chat is available Monday - Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Go to nmu.edu/admissions/virtual and if you see the chat with a current student icon that means our students are ready to share their NMU experience with you.
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.
Most affordable public university in Michigan
Gold Level Veteran-Friendly School
The number of degree programs NMU offers
NMU has approximately 7,000 students
NMU is the 18th-safest campus nationwide
Job/graduate school placement rate
Best public school in the Midwest
Student to teacher ratio
Average lecture class size at NMU
The number of countries NMU offers study abroad to
Student organizations to get involved in
Miles of beautiful Lake Superior shoreline