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Colleges / Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

About Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts.

Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan Tech has a five-year average undergraduate job placement rate of 93 percent and median early career pay of $71,100. In addition, more than 400 employers attend Michigan Tech's Career Fairs each year to recruit students for co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs.

The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure. At no additional cost, students have access to a number of benefits through the Experience Tech initiative, including access to the University-owned Mont Ripley ski and snowboard area, the Michigan Tech Trails and Recreational Forest, the Gates Tennis Center, the Portage Lake Golf Course, varsity athletic events (including NCAA men's ice hockey), intramural sports, the Outdoor Adventure Program, visual and performing arts events, health and well-being programming, and more. There are more than 240 student organizations on campus, ranging from social and academic organizations to club sports and service opportunities. Annual traditions such as Winter Carnival, Parade of Nations, broomball, and cardboard boat racing are just a few of the ways students (and alumni) embody their Husky spirit throughout the academic year.

There is no fee to apply to Michigan Tech as an undergraduate student, and test scores are optional for domestic students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Merit scholarships and financial aid are available, with more than 90% of students receiving aid.

Michigan Technological University is a public, state university in the town of Houghton, Michigan. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885. The college currently enrolls around 7,074 students a year, including 5,882 undergraduates.

Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Michigan Tech. In 2022, Michigan Tech accepted 86% of applicants. In 2022, 8,569 students applied to Michigan Tech and 7,394 were admitted.

Michigan Technological University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 71%

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Michigan Technological University is located in 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.

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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.

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Michigan Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1330


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1330 and Above


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1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Michigan Tech students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Michigan Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Michigan Tech.

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Wondering what life at Michigan Tech is like? There are approximately 7,074 students enrolled at Michigan Tech, including 5,882 undergraduate students and 1,192 graduate students. 92% 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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