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About Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Houghton, Michigan. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 and now enrolls around 6,875 students a year, including 5,642 undergrads.

Michigan Tech's endowment was valued at $117.624 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Michigan Tech spends about $10,793. For each full-time professor, there are about 13 undergraduates enrolled at Michigan Tech.

2021 Michigan Tech Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 28
Mean SAT score 1252
In-State Tuition $16,130
Out-of-State $36,432

2022 Michigan Tech Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Michigan Tech. The acceptance rate at Michigan Tech is 70%. Last year, 7,476 students applied to Michigan Tech and 5,260 were admitted.

Michigan Tech Waitlist

Michigan Tech reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Michigan Technological University?

Michigan Tech is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Michigan Tech, applicants must submit the following items.

Michigan Tech Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
Other Requirements examples of creative work for some majors in Visual and Performing Arts Department
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Michigan Tech

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Michigan Tech is 3.8 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Michigan Tech is 1252. The mean ACT score for Michigan Tech students is 28.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Michigan Tech.

Does Michigan Tech Require Test Scores?

Michigan Tech is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 81% submitted the SAT. 38% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Michigan Tech

Yes! Michigan Tech provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Michigan Tech students are active in the school's Indian Students Association, Ski and Snowboard Club and Mitch's Misfits. K-Day (Keweenaw Day), Winter Carnival, and and Spring Fling are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Michigan Tech.

Financial Aid at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,626 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Michigan Tech a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Michigan Tech

About 86% of students who start at Michigan Tech return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,197 students who started at Michigan Tech as first-time freshman, 359 graduate within four years.

Michigan Tech's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 72%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 71% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $61,764 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,903 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Michigan Tech sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Michigan Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Michigan Technological University Located?

Michigan Tech is located in the small town setting of Houghton, Michigan.

If you want to see Michigan Tech for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 41 to Houghton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Houghton County Memorial.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Michigan Tech and Houghton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931

Campus Setting: Small Town

Michigan Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Michigan Tech is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Michigan Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Michigan Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Michigan Tech is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Michigan Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Michigan Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1340


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Michigan Tech students is 1252. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Michigan Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Michigan Tech is like? There are approximately 6,875 students enrolled at Michigan Tech, including 5,642 undergraduate students and 1,233 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from MI and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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