Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
74%
Acceptance Rate
5,469
Students Applied
48%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
298
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
22%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
35
57%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1277
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
680
Reading
25th
570
75th
660
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
55%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
32
Top 25%
65
Top 50%
91
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
101
$30k - $48k
76
$48k - $75k
128
$75k - $110k
151
$110k+
211

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 906-487-2335
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
from a current student to a prospective my advice would be to use all of the resources being handed to you and research all of what they are. especially going to learning centers (just because you have a b doesn't mean you couldn't get an a) and getting help with what you don't understand; once you get far enough into your degree there are no learning centers for you to utilize and then ask your professor questions! always talk to those that have taken the classes and check out the professor options beforehand and research their teaching styles. there is nothing worse than choosing the wrong professor for you. good luck.
brianna from shelby township, mi
Take science and math oriented classes and apply for scholarships to help pay. Also, research each of the majors you may be interested in-mechanical, environmental, chemical, electrical, civil engineering or computer science, physics, mathematics, geology so that you don't waste time and MONEY on courses. I have a good head in each of these due to my lengthy career here so feel free to ask me and especially one of the representatives on the admissions page.
Kevin from Almont, MI
If you're an outdoors type, bring your mountain bike for the extensive trail system. Take advantage of free skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Ripley.

Don't buy textbooks until you know you'll need them. Sometimes everything the teacher wants you to have is available online and you don't need to purchase books at all.

Don't be afraid to try something new. Whether you're interested in the Permanently Floating Riot Club or running for Winter Carnival Queen.
Rebecca from Boyne City, MI
Try and do a roommate match before you start school. Once you say that you are for sure attending Michigan Tech they send you information about finding roommates. You can always go in blind but I advise you use the program they offer you. It's kind of like a personality questionnaire that you fill out with your different habits and likes and dislikes. It can help you find the perfect roommate. And a perfect roommate not only won't get on your nerves or be completely opposite of you, they'll become one of your best friends.
Kristyn from Kingsford, MI
It is a technical university so expect a lot of engineer guys
Tessa from Waunakee, WI
Be able to motivate yourself to work hard and be responsible for your own success. Professors here will not take it easy on you as a freshman, and many of them won't be able to communicate very well, so you need to be able to get things done yourself.
Ronald from Alma, MI
Be prepared for a cold winter and challenging classes.
Look up Winter Carnival, it's a great time.
Matthew from Chaska, MN
If you don't go to class or do you're work you'll fail anywhere and Tech is no exception. There's so much help available it's really hard to not find anyone to get advice from. The university puts a lot of effort into making freshmen feel welcome and introducing them to college life.
Charles from Midland, MI
Even though it doesn't seem like there's much up here, the Keweenaw area does offer an environment for many types of outdoor recreation. The opportunities to enjoy oneself have very few limits. As long as you learn how to balance fun and school, you should have little problems.
Skyler from Houghton, MI
Tech has a lot of opportunities to learn but it takes a lot of work. Don’t skip classes, because once you start it is too easy to keep skipping classes, if your paying for it and want to learn you should attend all of your classes. Also it is really good to get into a study habit, don’t just do homework when you have it or just study when you feel like it. Have a schedule of when to study and what to work on, if you stick to it it makes it much easier to stay focused and makes school a lot more enjoyable. It is also really important to have fun, studying is important but Tech is a hard school if you don’t have fun every once in a while school becomes unenjoyable it makes it harder to do good.
Katherine from Honor, MI