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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.
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.
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.
It is a really really cold campus. If you are not too fond of the cold, Tech would not be the best consideration.
The location is super unique in the far north of the upper peninsula of Michigan
It is far from a lot of civilization and social life can be lacking at times.
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.
Be prepared to work hard in your classes and spend time studying!
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.
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.
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.
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.