Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus
Michigan Technological University campus

From the School

Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world.

Michigan Tech began in 1885 as a school for mining engineers, to support the copper mines that flourished here. As the mines closed and the economy changed, Michigan Tech changed too, developing recognized expertise in automotive, civil, environmental and chemical engineering, as well as more recently, health sciences, biomedical engineering and environmental science.

Michigan Tech stresses hands-on learning. Undergraduate participation in research is the norm. In our Enterprise Program and other special opportunities, students can try their hand at solving real-world problems, using the skills they’ve learned in class. They invest real money in the stock market; build satellites, snowboards, and video games; and journey to foreign nations to help the less-fortunate with improve their access to clean water, sanitation, schools and other societal needs.

Overall

From The School

Applying to college doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, Michigan Tech makes it pretty easy. You don’t need to get teacher recommendations or even apply for scholarships with a separate form. Just submit your application for admission, official high school and/or college transcripts, and official ACT or SAT test scores.

Additional application materials are required for students applying for admission to the following degree programs: Audio Production and Technology, Sound Design, Theatre and Electronic Media Performance, and Theatre and Entertainment Technology.

Apply by January 15 of the year you plan to enroll for priority consideration for admission, financial aid, and scholarships.

We’ll review your high school transcript (including your freshman year) and evaluate the courses you took in high school and the grades you received. The cumulative GPA provided by your high school is used in the admissions process. We do not recalculate your GPA.

Overview

Applicants
5,386
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.66

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
545 - 665
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
565 - 690
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
505 - 625
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

The Enterprise Program involves more than 1,000 students on 43 teams from all across campus, working to solve real problems for industry. Currently, students are working on projects related to biofuels, the environment, robotics, video games, and homeland security, to name just a few.

The Pavlis Honors College draws together students and faculty from several honors programs throughout the university and broadens its reach to embrace any student with a sincere desire to become a scholar and a leader..

The Applied Portfolio Management Program has won a global investment competition two years in a row. They control the investment of $1 million in actual money. They also have their own “stock exchange,” the LSGI Trading Room.

Dedicated to international prosperity by design, the D80 Center focuses on helping the most vulnerable 80 percent of humanity meet their most basic needs. D80 programs include Engineers Without Borders, Open Sustainability Technology research, an International Sustainable Development Engineering Certificate, International Research Experiences, IDesign, the Peace Corps Master’s International Program, and Student-created Social Entrepreneurship programs including Global City, the Terra Preta Working Group, and D3 (Discover, Design, Delight).

The Senior Design Program connects students and industry. Students gain skills and experience that can launch them into successful careers, while industry partners gain access to tomorrow’s engineers—today. Senior Design students say it’s not their last class; it is their first job.

More than 600 companies recruit students on campus at two Career Fairs annually, and within six months of graduation, 95 percent of those reporting got jobs, entered graduate school, or joined the armed forces.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.

Our graduates are among the most highly paid in the nation, with a typical starting salary of $62,800. Our Physics Department awards one of the highest percentages nationally of PhDs to women. Our scientific and technical communication program is among the nation’s largest, and our Peace Corps Master’s International program has more students serving overseas than any other university. .

Our newest academic programs include the BS in Natural Resources Management, a BS in Statistics and an MS in Applied Physics, as well as a graduate certificate in post-secondary STEM education.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
451
with Terminal Degree
384

306
Men
145
Women
81
Minority
29
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Technical and Scientific Communication

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • System Administration/Administrator

  • Education

  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surveying Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Writing, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forestry, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


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 [general education courses] 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.”

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kevin Wampler
Chief Financial Officer, Dollar Tree Stores

Joe Berger
Professional Football Player, Minnesota Vikings, National Football League

Kanwal Rekhi
Managing Partner, Inventus Capital Partners

Baijayant Panda
Member of the Indian Parliament

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

Colleen Jones-Cervantes
VP Product Supply & Trading, Chevron

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$61,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$97,300

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$62,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$97,600

Percent High Job Meaning
52%

Percent STEM
76%


Students Say

“Career services are unbelievable here. If you work for your degree and earn it, participate in co-ops or internships (and the opportunities to do so are ample), you are almost guaranteed a job out of college.” Not all students have quite such high praise, saying that they wished there were “more internships etc. for majors that are not engineering.” But overall, Michigan Tech gets high marks, with students saying “the [school’s] biggest strength is the Career Services…There is a fall and spring career fair so getting internships and co-ops is slightly better than other universities.” The Career Services department is “really helpful in working with you to find a job/internship/co-op.” During the month of the career fair, Michigan Tech also offers lots of informal events that make up CareerFEST, which helps prepare students for interviews, résumé-writing, and more. From the school’s website, students can access the online HuskyJobs system that helps connect students and potential employers and internship leaders.

Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate (in-state) $13,986 per academic year (2 semesters)
Room and Board $9,857 per academic year (2 semesters)
Graduate Tuition $861/credit hour

*Tuition is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester. Out-of-state students pay $29,950 tuition per academic year (2 semesters).

Financial Aid

Scholarships are the most familiar and sought-after type of financial aid. All admitted students are automatically considered for most merit-based scholarships; a special application form is not required, except for the Michigan Tech Leading Scholars Award and career-interest scholarships.

Grants are aid based on financial need and are available to US citizens and permanent residents. Accepted students are automatically considered for grants if their FAFSA results are released to Michigan Tech. Students must apply for grant renewal each year.

Loans consist of borrowed funds that must be repaid. They are available to most US citizens and permanent residents. Each loan program has certain maximum limits for borrowing; however, students may not borrow more than the cost of attendance, less any other financial aid received. Accepted students are automatically considered for loans if their FAFSA results are released to Michigan Tech and they have indicated on the FAFSA an interest in receiving loans. Students must apply for loan renewal each year and make progress in obtaining their degree according to the Satisfactory Progress Policy.

Part-time employment on campus is available through government-funded and University-funded programs. Students who complete the FAFSA and indicate they would like to work on campus are automatically considered for work-study employment.

Federal Work-Study Program
These programs provide funds to employ students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have financial need. Students must reapply for work-study each year and meet the Satisfactory Progress Policy requirements.

Specific departmental work-study assignments are made by the Financial Aid Office. Students normally work eight to ten hours per week. The hourly rate paid is equivalent to at least minimum wage.

University-Funded Student Employment
University-funded, on-campus employment is available to students regardless of need. Students may apply directly to the desired departments. On average, 2,000 to 2,500 students are employed on campus each year. Nearly every department employs students.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Tuition for in-state students is roughly $13,986, with an additional $300 in fees and approximately $1,200 in books and supplies. Tuition for out-of-state students is roughly $29,950. In terms of scholarships and grants, the average freshman receives roughly $10,079 and the average loan debt per Michigan Tech graduate is $36,041. Financial aid is available to international students.

Bang For Your Buck

Though some students say that “Financial Aid usually does a good job at keeping us covered,” other students wish that Michigan Tech would “allocate financial resources more effectively” and “consider [its] students more when making financial decisions.” Seventy-three percent of Michigan Tech undergraduates have borrowed through some sort of loan program. The average Michigan Tech freshman receives a total of $8,317 in need-based gift aid (the average for a Michigan Tech undergrad is $7,198) and the average amount received in need-based loan is $3,547. Scholarships are available to qualifying Michigan residents, including the Presidential Scholars program, the Wade McCree scholarship, and the School of Business Impact Scholarship. Since Michigan Tech is located so close to Canada, there are special scholarship opportunities, such as through the McAllister Foundation, available to qualified incoming Canadian students.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,417

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,728

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,618

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,741

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,566

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$14,334
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$30,668
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,156
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,105
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

More than 200 student organizations offer leadership opportunities in many categories: Academic/Honors, Arts and Culture, Club Sports, Governance, Greeks, Programming/Social, Religious, and Service.

Our traditions include Winter Carnival, featuring massive snow statues and broomball; Parade of Nations, celebrating more than 60 nations with students here; K-Day on Lake Superior’s shore; and Spring Fling on campus.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,721
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

1.05%
Asian
1.08%
African-American
1.84%
Hispanic
86.02%
Caucasian
2.55%
Unknown
4.29%
International

27% female
73% male
23% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

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.”

Overview

From The School


Location

Our rural setting on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan enables us to provide an excellent education in a spectacular location. Recreational opportunities abound, including our own ski hill, golf course, and 600 acres of on-campus recreational forest and trails for cross country running, skiing, hiking, and biking.

The 925-acre campus is on the banks of the Keweenaw Waterway, just a few miles from Lake Superior. The air and water are clean and the North Woods that surround us, pristine.

Ford Forest, in nearby Alberta, Michigan, is a 4,000-acre research forest managed by our School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Campus Facilities & Equipment

State-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms are found across the campus, and wireless networking is everywhere. On the waterfront, our Great Lakes Research Center is advancing knowledge in environmental studies, particularly winter-related studies, aided by proximity to Lake Superior.

More than twenty research centers and institutes allow Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students to focus on a broad range of inquiry, from climate change to transportation, from power and energy to computational science. The newest institute is studying computing and cybersystems, doing pioneering work on pressing issues of cybersecurity.

Tech’s MacInnes Student Ice Arena features skyboxes, a new ice plant, and a high-tech video scoreboard.

Off-Campus Opportunities

The entire local area is made for outdoor enthusiasts, with easy access to rivers, lakes, woods, downhill and cross-country skiing and hiking/biking trails. There is an extensive system of snowmobile and ATV trails. Downtown Houghton and its sister city, Hancock (combined population 14,000) offer coffee shops, theaters, stores and restaurants, as well as many kinds of specialty shops. Major retailers are a short drive or bus ride from campus. There is local bus service. Theatre, concerts, plays, ballet and other performances provide cultural experiences. Houghton and Hancock are safe communities with little traffic. It’s said that in Houghton and Hancock, “rush hours” are “rush minutes. All in all, it’s a great combination: a world-class education in a beautiful location.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

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

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.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
225
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
9

8% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

35% 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
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.

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

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
Yes

Description
Dell and HP both have discounted pages for Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and student personal machines.

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
Angela Bouman
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.

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