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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
About Michigan Technological University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Website
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
1160-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,139/ 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
$11,959/ 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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,492Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
398
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Crazy Smart
    49%
  • Smart
    20%
  • Proudly nerdy
    15%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    38%
  • Ambitious
    22%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Motivated
    16%
  • Crazy Smart
    4%
  • Intense. Both work and play.
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $66,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    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
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    Michigan Technological University 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 fun and challenging school surrounded by the incredible Keweenaw Peninsula. You can earn a highly respected degree and enjoy fishing, snowmobiling, world class mountain biking, countless waterfalls, and the locally famous Jampot. In addition, the annual Winter Carnival in unique all its own with snow statues that require scaffolding they are so big!
    I have found that the staff members at Michigan Tech are exceptional! They are wonderful people who only want to see you succeed. Granted, it is not an easy school to succeed it, it tests your ability to be tenacious. I do believe that the weather up there makes it even harder to get through the school year, but I do enjoy going skiing and snowboarding on our ski hill every once in a while. I think that some of the classrooms and building could use some updating. But we have a great education and community and what more could you ask for?