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NMU is Test-Blind

NMU is test-blind for the Fall 2021, Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 application terms.  Test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required and will not be considered in admission decisions for freshman/first year student applicants. Please see NMU's Test Blind Policy FAQ for more information. 


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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. 


Wildcat Willy Chat with the Cats

Chat with the 'Cats

We get it, Zoom fatigue is real. Make your virtual afternoon a little more interesting. 

Join us for our virtual student panel to hear about life at NMU! 

Thursday, December 10
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. ET

After the panel, we will have optional break out rooms if you have additional questions! Chat with a current student, get answers from an admissions counselor or talk to a transfer counselor. 

Be Amazed

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