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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.
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.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
Mechanical Engineering265 Graduates
Electrical Engineering110 Graduates
Chemical Engineering93 Graduates
Civil Engineering81 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering53 Graduates
Computer Science51 Graduates
Computer Hardware Engineering45 Graduates
Environmental Engineering41 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician34 Graduates
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Michigan Technological University Reviews
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.
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.