With a campus overlooking the Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan Technological University is a public school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. MTU is home to seven colleges and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 120 academic programs with a focus on STEM fields of study. All degrees culminate in a Senior Design Program that also connects students to the industry for networking purposes. Outside of the classroom, MTU provides recreational opportunities with a campus golf course and ski hill.
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MTU is a snow covered refuge for all varieties of technology-addicts, with its own meme page and refreshing humor. The workload can be tough but the professors are relatable and the outdoor activities range from broomball, disc golf, and frisbockey, to Comic-Con, programming tournaments, and the boisterous MTU Pep Band. With fun traditions such as the Winter Carnival Snow Statues building and more career-oriented Enterprise organizations, MTU has something for everyone.
Rebecca from Boyne City, MI
"Easy to get in, but hard to stay in" is one of the truest sayings that go around. Going here is a lot of hard work but it is worth it.
Tessa from Waunakee, WI
Michigan Tech is a quality school in an amazing location. Academic opportunities here are numerous and beneficial if you are independently motivated. The opportunity to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula and its natural and archaeological beauty is also a major perk.
Ronald from Alma, MI
michigan tech provides a top education along with an atmosphere where students thrive. as a tech student almost everyone is an average of 500 miles away from home and therefore we form a very close community with the university and with the keweenaw community in general. the size of the school allows for a learning environment filled with hands-on experience, while still having the knowledge, skill and reputation to have career fairs with over 300 companies in attendance hoping to hire some of our 5600 students, 96% of which will graduate with a job in their field or go into a graduate program.