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Founded in 1885, Michigan Technological University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,811 full time undergraduate students, and 1,441 full time graduate students.
The Michigan Technological University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 408 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Michigan Technological University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,52% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
89% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 30% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Michigan Technological University.
94 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
100 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated Michigan Technological University
There is a big community atmosphere at MTU, and even through the COVID-19 pandemic there are many virtual things to keep students occupied and connected. The classes--especially engineering fundamentals (I am a first-year student)--are well taught and leave me wanting to learn more. The band program could be better, but I'm just grateful it exists in a solely engineering-focused school.
A great university for academics and outdoor adventures. Leave the city downstate and enjoy the upper peninsula. A great school for engineering, one of the top in the nation. A nice small town with lots of history and character. Housing could be better but does not degrade the experience
Michigan Tech is not a school for the weak, be it in an intellectual regard or your capacity to out-drink your (of-age) friends on the weekend before finals, but if there's one thing that crazy professors, apocalypse-level winters, and Broomball has taught us, it's how to work together to survive. Tech as a whole cultivates an environment of collaborative study, promotes a supportive and inclusive culture, and has fun down to a trade-marked science. I have never had so much fun figuring just how much I don't know, and I know that I have an extensive support group should I ever find myself in need of anything. Sure, the food leaves you longing for grandma's pot-roast, the sun is more rare than the girls, and it's a never-ending game of Whose Major Is More Difficult, but I have never once regretted my decision to be a member of this Crazy Smart family.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Michigan Technological University is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Aggressively purse all learning opportunities. Yes, it's GREAT to be well-rounded and have fun however; for 4-short years place the emphasis on education first! Be a sponge, learn as much as possible. Be open-minded and cherish other peoples way of life. The college experience can't be duplicated - the opportunities you have are priceless, make the most of it. View it as a sprint, it wont last that long, but the wealth of knowledge and experience that can be ascertained is limitless!
Small Humanities department.
Most of my classmates are technologically savvy, intelligent people. They tend to dislike English, but some of them enjoy writing. In general, they are friendly and welcoming and know how to have fun.
The best thing about Michigan Tech is its location. At the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Northern Michigan, the school is right on the Portage with a trail along the beach, and there are miles of trails through the woods on the upper campus. Being in Houghton, there's also a whole lot of snow, and it's a blast to ski, build snowmen, have snowball fights, and go sledding. Houghton is also small and safe, so Tech is safe. It's a great place to be.
Michigan tech is best known for its heavy work load and wintery weather. I have heard several times that it is easy to get into tech but hard to get out successfully. It is a lot of work, but all this work prepares you very well for the work force. Many employers respect the university and look favorably on graduates from here. If you are not a an of the winter weather, Michigan tech might not be the place for you, but there is plenty of outdoor activities to take part in in the winter.
One common stereotype is that there are no girls! This is not true. Michigan Tech has increased its number of females that attend over the past few years. There are many female sports teams, clubs and groups. Although there is still more males, there are plenty of females!
Before coming to this school I knew of the academic responsibilities I would be facing. Though I wish I would have known more about the depth of the programs being taught. I feel like my high school education was behind that of many of my college classmates. If I would have known this, I would have spent more time in high school preparing for harder math and science courses.
Someone who can't focus on coursework. Someone who can't handle the cold. In particular, someone who wants a well rounded liberal arts education (we don't have that here).
We construct 30-foot tall snow statues in subzero temperatures just because we can.
Individuals who already have an idea on what they want to do with their life. If they plan on having a non-engineering major they should be ready to deal with lack of caring from the university at events such as career fair.
One of the most popular student activities is broom ball. This sport has it's own newspaper, bracket system, tournament, and even live webcams that you can view online. Tons of students make their own teams and play broom ball right on campus. During the winter months when broom ball is played, talk of the most recent or upcoming games are all that you can hear about in the halls.
The sweet outdoor opportunities. There's rock and ice climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, waterfall exploring and much more. Next summer my boyfriend and I are circumnavigating lake superior in our kayaks...that's 1400 miles of cool outdoors stuff.
I think the environment around the school is very different than other schools in Michigan. With the cold temperatures of the Upper pennisula, the school does a really good job keeping the students active and healthy, for example broomball. I also like that the campus is smaller than most in michigan. With the smaller number of students I feel like I received more financial help than if I would have attended else where.
I love Michigan Tech. The question I often get when people find out that I go to school in Houghton, MI is 'What do you do up there? Is it boring?' Michigan Tech is far from boring! When you are a student at Tech you get to go to sporting events for free, you get a season pass to Mt. Ripley that is located less than 5 miles from campus for free, you get to golf for free as well as use the workout facilities for free! We also have access to the Michigan Tech Trails which our nationally ranked cross country skiing, running, and mountain biking trails. The campus is also on the portage which is a body of water connecting to Lake Superior! There are so many things to do on and off campus.
I have come across a professor or two whose class was not run off of fact, but rather their opinion on the facts, and when it came to their grades, you recieved a score based on the mood the were in at the time of grading. Though I believe that to be quite aggravating, that is a tiny fraction compared to that of the whole staff and faculty.
Academics at Michigan Tech are very strong. Due to the lower number of students per faculty, you, as a student, can very easily get to know your professors well. This also creates a very high expectation for the students. I am a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and because my class size is smaller (~30) I feel it to be a very competitive environment.
I choose to go to this school primarily because of its location. Michigan Tech is located in the Keewenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Recreational and outdoor activities are vast here, which influenced my decision to come here.
There is a variety depending on which building you live in. South McNair costs a bit extra but they have have the nicest things and it's the newest dorm building. East and West McNair are built up higher on McNair hill (its a good workout). They have a beautiful view if you have a room facing north. They both have all the necessities like washers and dryers as well as quiet study rooms and lounges with fun games. Every residence hall has their own sauna as well. Wadsworth is the biggest of the dorms. It has the only dinning hall that is open on the weekends plus it has all the other things that McNair has. Douglass Houghton Hall is the last dorm left. It is the hardest to get into. It is located the closest to campus and it has a old fashioned feel to it. It has a ballroom where many socials are held.
But no matter where you room there is student life and fellowship right outside your room!
On campus, there are always signs and posters of the upcoming greek events. Some that have caught my eye are smoothie and game night or even shooting guns out by the breakers on Lake Superior. During Winter Carnival, most of the sororities and fraternities make huge, intricate snow sculptures that people come to see from all over the place. They have competitions between each other and it is very competitive and an honor to win.
Well you step into the river if you go north but when you look across it you can see the city of Hancock and the Mount Ripley ski hill. They look amazing all lit up at night. if you go south or east you'll see rural homes and forest all around. Finally if you go west you will walk into the city of Hougton. It looks like a relatively small town but it has all it needs to be a college town.
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97% of students
attending Michigan Technological University receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 60% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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