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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
About Michigan Tech...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences.

Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan Tech has an undergraduate job placement rate of 92 percent, and alumni are in the top 10 nationally for early career pay with a median starting salary of $66,400.

Michigan Tech’s rural location offers year-round adventure – on foot, water, bike, and skis. Situated in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, campus overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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Michigan Technological University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1170-1360
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,175/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,314/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,465Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
332
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Crazy Smart
    49%
  • Proudly nerdy
    18%
  • Smart
    18%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    39%
  • Ambitious
    20%
  • Interesting
    16%
  • Motivated
    14%
  • Crazy Smart
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Intense. Both work and play.
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $66,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    95%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

    Michigan Technological University Reviews

    960 reviews
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    So far my time at Michigan Tech has been great! Everything is very well thought out. For example, we don't have orientation during the summer. Instead, all freshmen come to school and attend an orientation a week before classes start. This makes sense for a lot of reasons: you're able to remember people and places better, you don't have to come up here in the summer, and you'll be able to hit the ground running.

    Further, the outdoor area surrounding Tech is superb. Tech operates its own ski hill (Mt Ripley), golf course, and bike trails. In the warmer months, you can swim at Prince's Point. As the fall comes, the trees look incredible. And in the winter you can climb a frozen waterfall if you want. You can even see the Milky Way at Brockway Mountain, and if you're lucky, the Aurora Borealis!

    One last thing: We get a lot of snow here, so keep that in mind. However, the buildings are very close together and some are connected.
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    Michigan Tech is a school where everyone helps everyone else. You don't even have to ask for additional resources; faculty and students alike are always sharing ways to make school less stressful. Join a club or seven, and you'll have so many study buddies. The surrounding area is gorgeous, especially if you like hiking, fishing, winter sports, and anything else outdoors!
    The academics are average, the professors are average, the lectures are decent. One good thing about the electrical engineering program is having a lab for most core classes, giving you a technical advantage over other grads. Also, this school does the traditional senior design project in your senior year, but also has Enterprise programs and some (not enough) of undergrad research opportunities to get some lab experience.
    THE PROBLEMS are that the school is in the middle of nowhere, Houghton, MI and that the school is small. This means you have very little access to co ops, internships, and networking. The nearest internship is over 400 miles away, so if you're parents aren't paying your way, good luck relocating. Most career fair employers are small Michigan companies, a lot of LLCs, nothing to write home about.
    Other problems are: No girls, and people here are kind of weird; not in a good way. You're going to have to put your social life on hold for a few years up here.