A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Michigan Technological University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1100-1360
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$16,631/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,975/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,445/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,497/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,473/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,337/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,330Undergrads
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 37 responses
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  • Crazy Smart
    43%
  • Smart
    22%
  • Proudly nerdy
    16%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    41%
  • Ambitious
    22%
  • Interesting
    20%
  • Motivated
    15%
  • Intense. Both work and play.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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Michigan Technological University Reviews

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Great school! You live in beautiful landscapes, that offer adventure and serenity. The college faculty and students go out of their way to help support you for success; while keeping the courses challenging so you can keep expanding academically. There are also all kinds of groups to join and things to do on campus for networking, fun, greek life, outdoor ventures, honor societies, and anything you can imagine. (Food plans are great, too!)
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Michigan Tech as an institution boasts some of the best engineering programs in the nation, with high-quality facilities and experienced faculty and staff. Because of this quality, the coursework becomes proportionately more difficult; but by graduation, you'll have enough experience and resources to make applying these subjects to a real-world position a cakewalk. The biggest downsides are probably cost of attendance for out-of-state students without scholarships; the dorm living conditions during years of high attendance; actual versus expected length of education; and the fact that not every professor that you'll run across is going to be a gem. Michigan Tech as a whole is a quality university that makes a conscious effort to prepare future graduates with the information and skills that they need to leverage their degree in the job market to great success. The best way to learn how to take advantage of all that Tech has to offer is to come and find out for yourself.
I spent more than 7 years here as an undergraduate and then a graduate student, and badly miss MTU, the area, the people, and the love and attention given to education and research. If you are looking to major in psychology or accounting you are best going elsewhere, but there is nowhere better to become an engineer. You will learn from the best; you will be worked hard; you meet, struggle alongside, and drink beer with great people; and you will become the better technical professional for it. 100% job placement for classmates in my undergraduate degree program speaks for itself, and I signed a letter of employment about 4 months before finishing my PhD. Go Huskies!