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Northern is the institution of choice in the Midwest for students seeking quality academic programs with individualized attention in a high-tech learning environment.

Located in Michigan's spectacular Upper Peninsula, Northern is a dynamic public university offering 180 degree programs to about 9,400 undergraduate and graduate students. The most popular majors are art and design, nursing, criminal justice and education. Every Northern student gets a ThinkPad or MacBook Pro notebook computer as part of tuition and fees. Students learn to live a life that matters in Northern’s unique Superior Edge service leadership program that focuses on citizenship, diversity awareness, leadership and real world experience.

Living in the Wildcats Community

Northern is naturally connected.

Students, faculty and staff are engaged in the local community through work, play and community service.

NMU is located in a natural environment unrivaled by any other on the south shore of Lake Superior.

  • Marquette, Michigan has been named one of the Most Livable Communities in the U.S and an “All America Community.