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Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

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

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

Tuition & Fees

$15,960

$35,196

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
4%
700-800
23%
600-699
48%
500-599
28%
400-499
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
29%
500-599
36%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
30-36
31%
24-29
45%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
29%
24-29
60%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
56%
18-23
13%
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undergraduateRatios

71%

male

29%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,442
Declined + 1,536
Total Received 5,978
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Public

5,764

undergraduate students

1,277

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 1464
ACT 2030

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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,041
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)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Houghton, MI

925-acre campus in Houghton (population: 7,888). Served by bus; air serves Hancock. Public transportation serves campus.

Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
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 9% of male students
 
7 sororities 11% of female students
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% 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
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
4%
700-800
23%
600-699
48%
500-599
28%
400-499
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
29%
500-599
36%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
30-36
31%
24-29
45%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
29%
24-29
60%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
56%
18-23
13%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,442
Declined + 1,536
Total Received 5,978

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,038

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $15,660
Room $6,137
Board $4,867
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $28,164
Average Financial Aid - $16,038
Total with Avg. Aid $12,126
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 MTU-1885
F: 906 487-3042
finaid@mtu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Joseph Cooper
Director of Student Financial Services Center
jjcooper@mtu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

airsoft, aikido, Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, curling, cycling, dance, diving, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, jujitsu, lacrosse, martial arts, Nordic skiing, paintball, pistol, racquetball, riflery, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, snowboarding, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, track, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

airsoft, aikido, Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, cheerleading, cricket, curling, cycling, dance, diving, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, jujitsu, lacrosse, martial arts, Nordic skiing, paintball, pistol, racquetball, riflery, rowing, rugby, sailing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, tae kwon do, tennis, track, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, crew/rowing, cricket, curling, cycling, disc golf, fencing, fishing, floor hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, mountain biking, outdoor hiking, pickleball, pistol, racquetball, riflery, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, shooting sports, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), trail relay, turkey trot, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Suzanne Sanregret (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Blizzard T. Husky
School colors
metallic silver and gold

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
Applied Statistics
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
Construction Management
Cybersecurity
Data Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
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
Health Informatics
History
Humanities
Industrial Archaeology
Industrial Heritage/Archeology
Integrated Geospatial Technology
Integrative Physiology
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Mechanics
Mechatronics
Medical Laboratory Science
Mining Engineering
Natural Resources Management
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Physics
Psychology
Rhetoric/Theory and Culture
Scientific/Technical Communication
Social Sciences
Software Engineering
Sound Design
Sports/Fitness Management
Statistics
Surveying Engineering
Sustainability Science/Society
Theatre/Electronic Media Performance
Theatre/Entertainment Technology
Wildlife Ecology/Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,041

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

5,764
students

Female
29%
1,650

Male
71%
4,114

18%

1,277
students

Female
30%
383

Male
70%
894

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

5,393
students

Female
29%
1,541

Male
71%
3,852

7%

371
students

Female
30%
109

Male
70%
262

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
87%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of Some
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Angola
Australia
Canada
China
Germany
India
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Admissions Office
906-487-2335
mtu4u@mtu.edu

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