Northern Michigan University (NMU)

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Northern Michigan University can be found in Marquette, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately nine thousand students are enrolled at NMU.

Many students at Northern Michigan University scored between 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the NMU average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. Approximately 70% of all applicant were admitted at NMU, and from those that were granted acceptance around 34% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northern Michigan University was reported as 73.1% in Fall 2013 with over 6,740 college applications submitted to NMU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NMU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • NMU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Northern Michigan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Northern Michigan University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northern Michigan University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.8%
  • 2010-2011: 72.1%
  • 2011-2012: 72.2%
  • 2012-2013: 67.8%
  • 2013-2014: 73.1%
  • Projected NMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.4%

How Does NMU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northern Michigan University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Michigan Technological University76.6%
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay84.8%
Lake Superior State University91.8%
Saint Norbert College81.9%
Lawrence University72.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NMU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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