Houghton, MI
Michigan Technological University


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Savannah
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Michigan Technological University is a college like no other. When I say that, I'm not boasting about how my university is be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Michigan Technological University is a college like no other. When I say that, I'm not boasting about how my university is better than any other. I'm saying that it takes true character, tenacity, and dedication to come to a school like Tech. It takes a certain type of person to move to a school on the peninsula of a peninsula and endure the brutal, seven month winter that we have here. Yet, Tech provides an insane amount of extracurricular activities (over 220), including, but not limited to, dogsledding club, bigfoot finding club, logrolling, a variety of intramural sports, etc. Michigan Tech is a wonderful place for students to grow academically, but also learn more about themselves.

Mickala
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I love Michigan Tech. It is placed in a beautiful location that is 45 minutes away from Copper Harbor. From beach bonfires to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Michigan Tech. It is placed in a beautiful location that is 45 minutes away from Copper Harbor. From beach bonfires to hockey games to exploring the waterfalls. Michigan Tech is nothing short of an adventure. Besides about 300 inches of snow in the winter being a difficult task, the college courses that you will take here are difficult. But you will learn a lot while you are here, and that is why Michigan Tech is a household name in many engineering firms. MTU does not need advertisements, students that graduate from this school is held to a certain level. This is the place any engineering student that is serious about learning indepth about their future career should go. Go Huskies!

Brady
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I was enrolled in the online Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering program in Spring of 2019. It seems like MTU has a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was enrolled in the online Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering program in Spring of 2019. It seems like MTU has a good concept of what they want their education system to be like but fell very short. At first, the classes seemed engaging and interactive and the coursework made sense. Then at about week 5 we were given essays to hand in, in addition to the computational assignments for the week. Now, I am not one to stray away from work but this was touted as a program for working professionals. It was not. It wasn't only the essays, though, it was the lack of time given for quizzes and tests as well as the "procedures" for turning in handwritten work. Being able to complete quizzes or tests quickly is NOT A SIGN OF COMPREHENSION OR LEARNING. Also, I was spending countless hours on assignments from week to week only to be graded less than appropriately by an instructor who seemingly wanted me to struggle to keep a decent grade. I work about 45-50 hours a week and was spending near 35 hours doing homework and going through rambling and often redundant lectures. I talked to my academic advisor and she did not reach out to the professor nor did she help facilitate any discussion with said professor. I have no suspicion that Dr. Oliveira has the credentials to be a university professor. What I am suspicious about is how they expect working professionals to even come close to a decent GPA with the amount of coursework. I will not be returning to MTU in the future.

Jackson
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I am currentley accepted into Michigan Techonolgical Univeretity as a member of the freshman class of 2019 and the graduating...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currentley accepted into Michigan Techonolgical Univeretity as a member of the freshman class of 2019 and the graduating class of 2023. Growing up in northern Michigan I have always known about this school, most of my close friends and even my parrents have told me that its not just a great michigan but a great international school. Not only have I grown up knowing the school but I have also grown up loving its community, I’ve been there about three times and my parrents friends have been there and are alumni’s. Many of my interests have also been majors of speciality for the school such as engineering and design. I have also gotten to know a few students there and they all seem like great people. One of which was a coworker of mine, an alumni of the chemistry department. He was extremely nice and seemed to be very wise and knowing of what he was speaking. He also found a job in his degree within 3 months of graduating. In short I am very excited to be attending there in the fall.

Kristin
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Michigan Tech is a great place to give it your all! It is located far away from anybody, but this inadvertently makes it so ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Michigan Tech is a great place to give it your all! It is located far away from anybody, but this inadvertently makes it so that the people who are there, really WANT to be there. The courses are quite challenging, but it is not a bad thing, they are just giving you a lot to learn. Also, the campus is saturated with support to get anybody through. They strategically place freshman in many of the same classes, and along with the requirement to live on campus your first year, you can literally sit in the commons area of the dormitories to work on homework and ask for help out loud. I did this several times, and always got a response, along with a new friend. Besides the peers, every professor I had offered several available office hours, and were very helpful during those times. There are also specific learning centers you can visit for any class you are having problems with. I always thought learning centers were just for upperclassmen to put a badge on their resume, but the centers there helped me much more than I thought possible. If you have the drive to learn and succeed, every opportunity is available to you to make it! Besides academics, there are so many events and clubs to participate in that every day is an adventure. From taking trucks through trails, learning to snowshoe, camping under a nearby waterfall, to playing Dungeons & Dragons in the dorm halls, there really is something for everyone. The whole school also congregates to the Hockey games. They are quite an enjoyable, energy-packed, major event for Friday and Saturday nights, no matter how shy you are, you will be standing and cheering for that goal. With your eyes set on the end goal, finding your career, it is not a joke that employers really do know to expect greatness and ambition from an MTU graduate. The career fair is huge, because so many major companies want to make the trek to pick up Huskies. The question asked among fellow students was not, "do you have a job when you graduate?" it was, "WHERE did you get a job?" Overall, Michigan Tech is a great environment to be in to pursue your education goals. The culture is encouraging, and you will feel like you can accomplish anything. I picked this college over University of Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, and MIT, and the price is way better as well.

Kiira
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I love the Michigan Tech atmosphere and the fun yet unique extracurricular activities here such as broom ball and the mushing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the Michigan Tech atmosphere and the fun yet unique extracurricular activities here such as broom ball and the mushing club. The college is centered in mother of nature’s haven so it’s hiking, mountain biking, and waterfall hunting are lots of fun in the summer and spring. The campus is small but pretty and the students band together like no other college I’ve seen. It’s also good to note it’s a very safe school despite the difference in gender ratio.

Reagan
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Since the moment I set foot on campus, the summer before my junior year of high school, Tech has felt like a home away from h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Since the moment I set foot on campus, the summer before my junior year of high school, Tech has felt like a home away from home. As a Michigan native, I welcome the extreme weather and variety of activities available throughout the academic year. The material we study is oftentimes considered difficult, and can be a make-or-break factor for prospective students, but I've found that the surrounding environment fosters vitality and growth which easily overcomes challenging academics. Tech is certainly not for everyone, but if you're able to own it and cultivate what the university offers you, you'll likely be better off than other, not so 'Crazy Smart' students.

Noah
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The school is fantastic in its own light. However, it can be a bit behind at times. The school is fairly slow to cultural and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is fantastic in its own light. However, it can be a bit behind at times. The school is fairly slow to cultural and social change. Though, scientific advances and changes occur quite often. The campus is very close knit, and the people there are very accepting to all kinds.

Haille
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Michigan Tech is very hard academically, but very rewarding in the future. The job placement rate is unbelievably high, and t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Michigan Tech is very hard academically, but very rewarding in the future. The job placement rate is unbelievably high, and the professors know what they're teaching inside and out. I wouldn't trade my school for any other, and the community is one that you can't find anywhere else in the world!

Erican
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Michigan Technological University may appear to be off the face of the Earth, but going to the "isolated" campus in the Keewe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Michigan Technological University may appear to be off the face of the Earth, but going to the "isolated" campus in the Keewenaw Peninsula is worth it. Michigan Tech isn't as big as Michigan State University or the University of Michigan, but it is still large enough to present a friendly and engaging campus to students and professors alike. At the same time, it is also small enough to feel like a small town of its own, and not a city like U of M. The student population and faculty are always engaging in a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, student government positions, sports, and research alike, as Michigan Tech always as opportunities available for the entire campus to partake and enjoy. With the biennial Career Fair that takes place directly on campus, Michigan Technological University also provides a vast variety of companies that students can approach for an internship or post-graduate job. With all the resources and academic programs provided, attending Michigan Technological University is both highly recommended and worth every penny.

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  • 5,617
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,728
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  • 75%

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