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Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI, USA
3.90 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
57%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1290
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,292
Total Number of Undergrads
5,890
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,139
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,346
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,426
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,756
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,959
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,135
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,405

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,919
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,927
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$286
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
73%
27%
Student Organizations
236
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
45%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Huskies
School Colors
Gold/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Duluth
Grand Rapids
Minneapolis
Saginaw
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
93%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$66,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
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.
brianna from shelby township, mi
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