Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, United States
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Overview of Michigan Technological University

About this school

Michigan Technological University, founded in 1855, is a public university. It offers a superb education and is situated in the natural beauty of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Famous for excellence in engineering education, the school's curricula also cover the sciences, business, forestry, technology and communications. Michigan Tech has one of the nation's largest enrollments in metallurgy and scientific and technical communication. Its 240-acre campus is located in Houghton, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,917
    • Men:4,318 Men (73.0%)
    • Women:1,599 Women (27.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Michigan Technological University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
4
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 25
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 25
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1400 Townsend Drive
City, State, Zip
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone
(906) 487-2335
Fax
(906) 487-3343
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Examples of creative work for some majors in Visual and Performing Arts Department recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 5,469 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,638 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 3,831 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,639 (40%) of 4,074 admitted students enrolled
Women
426 (35%) of 1,232 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,213 (43%) of 2,842 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.72
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
631 average |590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
31%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
29%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
17%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,074|Out-of-state: $32,318 (51.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,477 (36.0%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.12%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,349 (8.07%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Michigan Technological University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002292
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,218 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
896 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
892 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$16,495
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 766 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,040
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 713 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,382
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 779 (87.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
350 (26.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,507

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,472 (81.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,620 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,607 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
556 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$15,463
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,836 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,481
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,087 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,829
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,957 (82.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,371 (24.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,679

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,834
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,589

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


416

Part-Time Faculty


34

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


82%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
644,106
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
1079
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Michigan Technological University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Construction Management
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Forestry, General
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • History, General
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Network and System Administration/Administrator
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (50)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Cultural Studies
  • Database Systems
  • Ecology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Water Resources

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


7,650

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


925 acres

Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 70.9 average high in September
Rain
142 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Houghton
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Husky
School Colors
Silver and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, riflery, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Michigan Technological University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, indian students associate, society of women engineers, huskies pep band, fishing club, wmtu

Sororities


15% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,517

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,917
Women
1,599
Men
4,318

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 0.9% Black/African-American
  • 2.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 90.2% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 35 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,402

Student Resources

Study resources