Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI
4-year
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Questions and Answers about Michigan Technological University

Cole J.
5 months ago
Will there be new scholarship opportunities for returning students?
Nolan M.
6 months ago
What is the average cost of room and board for a year at MTU?
Aiden M.
7 months ago
Does Michigan Technological University have a public chart of credits that transfer from IB, CLEP, or AP courses?
Vannya G.
7 months ago
How is the MTU honors program different than the regular program?
Pierce M.
8 months ago
What sports clubs does Michigan Tech offer?
Emily E.
9 months ago
Are the campus paths cleared or salted in the mornings before class?
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Majors offered at Michigan Technological University

Biggest majors
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering

Academics at Michigan Technological University

1170-1360
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
24-30
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (74% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Michigan Technological University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Michigan Technological University Students7%9%78%10%2%1%0%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Michigan Technological University Students
44%
53%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Michigan Technological University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)88k
Software Engineer79k
Electrical Engineer75k
Process Engineer73k
Mechanical Engineer72k
Manufacturing Engineer72k
Project Engineer70k
Based on 11,109 student responses
67.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
114.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
81%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Michigan Technological University

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Student reviews of Michigan Technological University

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Madison Hehir
Upcycling and Recycling
Crafting
Baking
Gaming + 15 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Michigan Tech is a tight-knit environment of like-minded individuals, making it easy to fit in and feel welcome. The academics are rigorous, but that's how you know you're getting a good education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My only complaints are that the residence halls are super hot (bring a fan) and some of the food served in the Wadsworth dining hall is fairly average.

Gabriela Guevara
Woodworking
Theater

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The community of Michigan Tech is a small but mighty group of individuals. There are many people who are willing to be part of a friend group, student organization, or study partner.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a really really cold campus. If you are not too fond of the cold, Tech would not be the best consideration.

Griffin McClain
Tennis
Fishing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The location is super unique in the far north of the upper peninsula of Michigan

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is far from a lot of civilization and social life can be lacking at times.

Sara Goheen
Piano
Reading

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

MTU is in an amazing area, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will never be bored or run out of things to do at MTU. Not to mention, the campus is amazing and the school has lots of clubs and activities for students to get involved. The academics at MTU are challenging but doable. When people say "it is worth it" it truly is. Everyone is very helpful, so you always have somewhere to ask questions. Overall, MTU is a great school that has many opportunities for students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be prepared to work hard in your classes and spend time studying!

Caroline Brown
Graphic Design
Tennis
Golf
STEM + 13 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Michigan Tech is a great school for engineering with fantastic STEM teachers and lots of additional student academic help. The social aspect of Michigan Tech is also fantastic with lots of interesting clubs and teams to join as well as free ski passes included in our experience Tech fees. I would recommend this school to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and doesn't mind a little bit of snow.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Any student who comes to Tech should be aware of the heavy coursework, however, there are lots of additional ways to get help. This included LEAP sessions for engineering students and learning centers for all core classes. Also, bring a winter coat and snow boots for the cold winter walks to class.

Raquel Leisner
Writing
Foreign Languages

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The academics can be tough, but resources are available for help. Social life is what you make of it, and meeting people to study with is fairly easy.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Listen to what others say about the professors. Some reviews I've found to be inaccurate, but if many students all say the same thing about a professor's teaching style that doesn't sound good to you, be prepared. Ask older students questions about courses, most are happy to help if they've taken it before.

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