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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
  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 A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Michigan Tech is a highly rated public university located in Houghton, Michigan. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,413 undergraduate students. The Michigan Tech acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 69% of students, Michigan Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $55,200.

About

1400 TOWNSEND DR
HOUGHTON, MI 49931
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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.

MTU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,826 / 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
$14,609 / 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
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 66 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 79 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 79 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    11%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,413 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
297
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Crazy Smart
    39%
  • Proudly nerdy
    19%
  • Smart
    19%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    11%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 99 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • #Tenacity
    33%
  • Ambitious
    18%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Motivated
    13%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Crazy Smart
    5%
  • Fulfilling
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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. 40 responses

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