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Tuition & Fees

$14,286

$30,250

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,859
Declined + 1,252
Total Received 5,111
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undergraduateRatios

74%

26%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
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School Facts

Michigan Tech, founded in 1885, is a public university. Its 925-acre campus is located in Houghton, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,104
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 1464
ACT 2030

Social Networks

Public

5,662

undergraduate students

1,442

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
35%
500-599
33%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
30%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
40%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
47%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
28%
24-29
59%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
26%
24-29
58%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Houghton, MI

925-acre campus in Houghton (population: 7,650). Served by bus; air serves Hancock (seven miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 6% of male students
 
8 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
35%
500-599
33%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
30%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
40%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
47%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
28%
24-29
59%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
26%
24-29
58%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,859
Declined + 1,252
Total Received 5,111

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Allison Carter
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 888 MTU-1885
F: 906 487-2125
mtu4u@mtu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,585,018
State $3,470,999
Institutional $22,607,965
Other external $2,647,664
Total $35,311,646

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $87,068
Institutional $7,072,336
Other external $1,141,076
Total $8,300,480

Varsity Sports

M W
Nordic skiing
basketball
cross-country
football
ice hockey
soccer
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (Division I), National Collegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Husky
School colors
silver, gold, and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Cognitive Science/Human Factors
Applied Ecology
Applied Ecology/Environmental Science
Applied Geophysics
Applied Natural Resources Economics
Applied Physics
Applied Science Education
Atmospheric Sciences
Audio Production/Technology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Cheminformatics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication/Culture/Media
Computational Science/Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Network/Systems Administration
Computer Science
Computer Systems/Science
Construction Management
Data Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Science
Environmental/Energy Policy
Exercise Science
Finance
Forest Ecology/Management
Forest Molecular Genetics/Biotechnology
Forest Sciences
Forestry
Geographic Information Science
Geological Engineering
Geology
Geophysics
History
Humanities
Industrial Archaeology
Industrial Heritage/Archeology
Integrated Geospatial Technology
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Mechanics
Medical Informatics
Medical Laboratory Science
Mining Engineering
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Physics
Psychology
Rhetoric/Theory and Culture
Scientific/Technical Communication
Social Sciences
Software Engineering
Sound Design
Sports/Fitness Management
Statistics
Surveying Engineering
Theatre/Electronic Media Performance
Theatre/Entertainment Technology
Wildlife Ecology/Management
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Undergraduate

80%

5,662
students

Female
26%
1,446

Male
74%
4,216

Graduate

20%

1,442
students

Female
29%
423

Male
71%
1,019

undergraduateFull-time

92%

5,242
students

Female
26%
1,334

Male
74%
3,908

undergraduatePart-time

8%

420
students

Female
27%
112

Male
73%
308

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Finland
Germany
India
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Darnishia Slade
Director, International Programs and Services
906 487-2160
dslade@mtu.edu

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