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  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 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 and Electronics Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 67% of students, Michigan Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,600.
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
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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

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1068-1335
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,276/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,620/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,557/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,080/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,643/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,792/ year
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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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Crazy Smart
    48%
  • Smart
    20%
  • Proudly nerdy
    15%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • 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.82 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    39%
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Motivated
    16%
  • Crazy Smart
    2%
  • Intense. Both work and play.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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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!
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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!