Michigan Technological University

856 reviews
  1. Houghton, MI
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Michigan Technological University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Website

Michigan Technological University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1100-1353
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,629/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,056/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,745/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,337/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,519/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,128/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,242Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Smart
    46%
  • Proudly nerdy
    31%
  • Crazy Smart
    15%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    36%
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Interesting
    29%
  • #Tenacity
    7%

After Michigan Technological University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

856 reviews
  • Excellent
    172
  • Very Good
    322
  • Average
    286
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    20
I like Michigan Tech a lot. The community is very accepting, and people let you do your own thing. I never feel judged for my choices. The classes can be difficult but everyone is in it together, it does not feel like we are pitted against each other.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
The school is in a very interesting location. There is the ability to participate in sports like broomball, snowboarding, and skiing, which are unusual at other universities. Also, the student to professor ratio is great. There is not too many students to one professor, so the classrooms are more involved.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I feel that everything I have learned here will help me be the best engineer I can be. Although very difficult, the courses are very interesting and I can see the need for them in the real world. There are endless opportunities at MTU for success, in both the job market and in different courses.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago