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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Michigan Technological University

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.58 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

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 36 responses
Report
  • Crazy Smart
    42%
  • Smart
    22%
  • Proudly nerdy
    17%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    8%

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.78 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    43%
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Motivated
    15%
  • Intense. Both work and play.
    3%

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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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!
Michigan Tech has been a great experience so far. At first, I thought that coming to college and moving out of my parents house for the first time would be intimidating and scary, but the Tech experience really welcomed me. They start off by having all first year students come a week ahead of all other students, and then they pair you up with a group of your major and have tons of activities planned. This was a great way for me to meet new people and become comfortable at this school before any classes even started. After Orientation week, the big school with new people became less daunting and I've grown to love every bit of it!