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Michigan Technological University
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  • 4 Year
  • HOUGHTON, MI

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

1400 TOWNSEND DRIVE
HOUGHTON, MI 49931
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is a flagship 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.

Michigan Tech students have an average five-year placement rate of 93 percent within six months of graduation (within their field of study) and are in the top 20 for highest early-career salary in the nation at $67,400. In addition, we're ranked 18th in the nation for return on investment. More than 415 companies attend our Career Fairs each year.

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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,356 / 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
$13,946 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 69 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Mechanical Engineering—BS

Mechanical engineers apply the principles of motion, energy, force, and materials to design products that are safe, efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. Learn to design components, devices, systems, and processes that will help solve tomorrow's biggest challenges in health care, transportation, climate change, and more.

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
    55%
  • On Campus
    45%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,778 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Crazy Smart
    47%
  • Smart
    19%
  • Proudly nerdy
    17%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    6%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 89 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • #Tenacity
    37%
  • Ambitious
    20%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Motivated
    14%
  • Crazy Smart
    6%
  • Fulfilling
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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