Michigan Tech is a highly rated public university located in Houghton, Michigan. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,446 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Michigan Tech acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 67% of students, Michigan Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,600.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Michigan Technological University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering220 Graduates
Electrical Engineering110 Graduates
Chemical Engineering79 Graduates
Civil Engineering79 Graduates
Computer Science56 Graduates
Computer Hardware Engineering49 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering45 Graduates
Environmental Engineering38 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Michigan Technological University Reviews
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?
Michigan Tech is an outstanding school for people interested in engineering, forestry, or any other major you're interested in. It's hard. It's far away. It's definitely cold at times. But the location, professors, large greek life, smaller class sizes and fantastic community all outweigh everything listed prior. I would recommended it to anyone!