Students Say

Michigan Technological University has “very high standards when it comes to education” and offers “serious study in a beautiful (often snowy) environment.” It boasts a “really good reputation as an engineering school,” and it’s no secret that “engineering is a part of everybody’s life.” All agree, “Michigan Tech provides an atmosphere that nurtures learning” and “puts students first when it comes to their learning experience by providing hands-on experience.” The university offers “lots of internship and co-op opportunities” and “pathways for career development and professional advancement.”

Overview

Applicants
5,111
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.69

GPA Breakdown

50%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 673
SAT Math
570 - 680
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Michigan Technological University has “very high standards when it comes to education” and offers “serious study in a beautiful (often snowy) environment.” It boasts a “really good reputation as an engineering school,” and it’s no secret that “engineering is a part of everybody’s life.” All agree, “Michigan Tech provides an atmosphere that nurtures learning” and “puts students first when it comes to their learning experience by providing hands-on experience.” The university offers “lots of internship and co-op opportunities” and “pathways for career development and professional advancement.” Students say that the courses are “challenging” and that the university “pushes students to excel academically.” Professors are “generally interesting and helpful,” but some can be “dull.” A junior says, “Concentrated courses are great, but Gen Eds are huge, impersonal, and just plain awful,” and another student adds, “The experience gets better with more time you put into your program, the professors become more interactive, and the experience becomes more meaningful.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
453
with Terminal Degree
381

305
Men
148
Women
82
Minority
33
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Kanwalnain Rekhi
Managing Partner, Inventus Capital Partners

Dr. David A. Edwards
Professor Practice, Harvard, and owner/founder Le Laboratoire

Baijayant Panda
Member of the Indian Parliament

Chang Park
CEO, CEO & President, Universal Remote Inc.

Otha Thornton
President, National PTA

Colleen Jones-Cervantes
VP Product Supply & Trading, Chevron

Martha N. Sullivan
President & CEO, Sensata Technologies Inc.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,317

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,198

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,800

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,041

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,775

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,740
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$29,220
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,124
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

At Michigan Tech, the typical student “is smart and a little more introspective than average,” but still “great at balancing school and hanging out.” Most students “are looking to get a good education and are fairly laid-back,” and the student body consists of “down-to-earth friendly people,” who “work hard during the week and look forward to relaxing and having fun on the weekends.” It’s no secret that “the ratio is a little guy-heavy” and that, because of this, “girls get doors opened for them across campus.” Students tend to be “white and male,” and a junior acknowledges, “There’s little diversity ethnically, but everyone feels welcome.” A chemical engineering major says, “You have to be a little bit of a nerd to fit in,” and another student agrees, “I think most people think about classes first, hanging out second.” It’s common for students to “stay in and play video games,” but there’s also a large contingent of “outdoorsy people.” A sophomore says, “Winters are long and cold up here,” and students take advantage of the plentiful snow by “hiking, biking, four-wheeling, skiing, [and] snowmobiling.” Students look forward to Winter Carnival, “a long weekend off from classes where students build giant, impressive snow sculptures, play broomball, [and] stay out all night,” and for fun they enjoy “house parties and moderate drinking/merrymaking [to] warm up the cold winters.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,662
Out of State
23%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

1.13%
Asian
1.37%
African-American
1.84%
Hispanic
89.63%
Caucasian
2.73%
Unknown
4.94%
International

26% female
74% male
23% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Michigan Tech “is in a small town in the middle of the deep North woods,” which makes “the sense of community remarkable.” Students say that campus is “incredibly safe,” that “the atmosphere is very friendly,” and that “there are a lot of opportunities to get involved.” A physics major notes, “You start to see people you know everywhere on campus. It is really easy to find a friend and talk to someone.” Enhancing the “strong student community” are “over 200 clubs” and a variety of “winter activities to be a part of.” Many students take advantage of “free access to Mont Ripley,” the university’s own ski hill and the oldest one in Michigan. A freshman says, “We have broomball, Winter Carnival, and lots of campus-wide events!” Many students say, “The administration in every department works hard to answer questions and help out as much as possible, which is really great when you’re a freshman,” but some feel there’s a “gap between [the] administration and students,” particularly when it comes to spending. There are complaints about dorm food, leading a junior to say, “I would like to see some more selection and variation between dining halls,” and students feel there’s a need for “more parking spots close to campus.” While “the library is a great place to study,” some “of the classrooms are dated” and could use technological updating.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
81
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
233
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
10

6% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

37% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Huskies)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Huskies)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: 1. https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/keweenaw-pride

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Michigan Technological University, or Michigan Tech, holds sustainability as a “core value,” and in accordance with this mission, the university’s Sustainable Futures Institute spearheads a diverse host of research and education initiatives that address environmental impact. The SFI emphasizes collaborative, multidisciplinary research and outreach in four primary areas: international/developing world sustainable development; manufacturing and materials sustainability; systems analysis for sustainability; and sustainable energy. The Sustainability Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative and similar development efforts focus on bolstering the university’s sustainability infrastructure. The SFI also hosts two engineering courses, a graduate certificate in sustainability, an Undergraduate International Sustainable Development Engineering Certificate, and other K-12, interdisciplinary, and community programming. Additionally, Michigan Tech is home to a dynamic range of sustainability research centers, including the Center for Water and Society, the Ecosystem Science Center, the Wood-to-Wheels research project for wood-based biofuel, and the Center for Environmentally Benign Functional Materials. Michigan Tech’s administration has committed to work toward achieving a carbon-neutral campus through the Carbon Neutral Project under the aegis of the national Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). Based on the recommendation of AQIP’s Carbon Neutral project, the university formed a student-run Green Campus Initiative to further progress toward carbon neutrality. Finally, the university’s distinguished School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science educates students in preservation within the fields of forestry, forest ecology and management, applied ecology and environmental sciences, wildlife ecology and management, and molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Green Rating
89
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
7%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
38

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jenny Mileski
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone
(906) 487-2335

Email
mtu4u@mtu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Development Complex
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Mont Ripley Ski Hill
Portage Lake Golf Course
Memorial Union Building
One of the best part about attending Michigan Tech is the residential experience you’ll have. We’re not a “suitcase school”—students are around on the weekends and there are tons of opportunities to get involved, stay active, and enjoy your home away from home.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Shops and Restaurants
Movies
Lake Superior
State Parks
Copper Harbor
Located near the shores of Lake Superior, Houghton (and its sister city, Hancock) is part college town, part historic downtown, and part cutting-edge modern town. We have an eclectic combination of local-owned shops and eateries, high-tech companies, and awesome hometown events—music festivals, parades, and more. We don't have a bunch of the same-old stores and chain restaurants, and that’s just fine with us—we love our size (and originality).

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.00pm
(906) 487-2335

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30am and 1:00pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Weekdays at 8:30 a.m. or upon request

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
mtu4u@mtu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
One-night stay for high school juniors and seniors.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Automobile, Taxi, Bus, Airplane Closest airport: Houghton County Memorial Airport, code (CMX)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please see http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/visit/directions/

Local Accommodations
Nationally-recognized chain hotels, locally-owned motels, bed-and-breakfast, cabins, and other rentals are available within the local area.