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Colleges / Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Michigan Tech Admissions

Consult with Michigan Technological University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Michigan Tech Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Michigan Tech's admissions stats.

Michigan Tech 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27.16%
Mean SAT Score 1230
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 70%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 28%
Waitlist No

Michigan Technological University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Michigan Technological University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Michigan Tech?

Michigan Tech does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How To Get Into Michigan Technological University

It is moderately difficult to get into Michigan Tech.

In 2021, Michigan Tech accepted 86% of students, around 6,895 from the 8,041 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Michigan Tech, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Michigan Technological University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Michigan Tech?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Michigan Tech

What does Michigan Tech consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Michigan Tech for more information on admission factors.

Michigan Tech Application Requirements

To apply to Michigan Tech, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Michigan Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Michigan Tech?

Students admitted to Michigan Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 10.33% submitted a class rank. At Michigan Tech 27.16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.47% were in the top 25% and 89.67% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Michigan Technological University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 28.61%
3.75 and 3.99 30.51%
3.50 and 3.74 18.85%
3.25 and 3.49 12.75%
3.00 and 3.24 5.97%
2.50 and 2.9 3.32%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Michigan Tech directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Michigan Tech considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 70% of Michigan Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Michigan Tech?

To be competitive with other Michigan Tech applicants, you should strive to score between 1138 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Michigan Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1138, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Michigan Tech student is 1230.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Michigan Tech students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Michigan Tech students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Michigan Tech?

To be most competitive at Michigan Tech, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Michigan Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Michigan Tech students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Michigan Technological University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Michigan Tech. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Michigan Tech during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Michigan Tech Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Michigan Tech?

❌ Students who are admitted to Michigan Tech must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Michigan Tech accept transfer credits?

✅ Michigan Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Michigan Tech accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Michigan Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Michigan Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Michigan Tech?

❌ No, Michigan Tech is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Michigan Tech's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Michigan Tech is 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Michigan Tech?

❌ Michigan Tech does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Michigan Tech?

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Michigan Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Michigan Tech? Michigan Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Michigan Tech acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


Michigan Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Michigan Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


25 to 31


25 and Less


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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 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Michigan Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 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

1138 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1138 to 1320


1138 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Michigan Tech students is 1230. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Michigan Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1138 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1138 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Michigan Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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