Michigan Technological University

850 reviews
  1. Houghton, MI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A
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.58 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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 35 responses
Report
  • Crazy Smart
    40%
  • Smart
    23%
  • Proudly nerdy
    17%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • The odds are good, but the goods are odd
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • #Tenacity
    44%
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Motivated
    15%

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%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

850 reviews
  • Excellent
    174
  • Very Good
    324
  • Average
    287
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    20
I had an amazing time here. The school is very isolated and that can be tough. If you are willing to embrace the winters, outdoor activities, and the intense school work, you will have a great experience. MTU is a winter wonderland. Every winter out door activity is at your finger tips. Hockey, down hill skiing, xc skiing, snowshoeing. I never did most of those before Tech, but I got the opportunity to at tech. I continue to do most of those to this day! The summers are second to none. MTU also has world class mountain biking (see copper harbor too). KBC is world class beer! I didn't know how good I had it up there until I moved to other parts of the country. As I mentioned before, the school work is intense. It takes a crazy/smart person to survive at tech. Right out of college, I made $50k. 8 years out, I make $90k. My civil engineering degree has given me the opportunity to live and work all over the country. MI, LA, FL, PA. My job also requires me to travel all over the country!
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
I love the small town feel and rich in tradition atmosphere MTU has to offer. There are so many things I love about this campus...winter carnival, broom ball, intramural sports, and hockey games. Because it is a smaller campus, it feels like you get more personal attention and that they really care about making you successful.

The rigor of the academics can be tough at times, but employers know that this college has very high standards; this is evident when their career fairs attract over 350 companies looking to hire MTU students. The career fair helped me land my first internship for this summer!

I would choose Michigan Tech University all over again. The winters and the academics can be tough, but we are highly respected for our tenacity! They don't call us Huskies for nothing!
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
We have career fairs twice a year on campus and over 500+ companies send representatives and hold interviews with students. Including companies like: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, etc.!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago