Check in with Michigan Technological University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Michigan Tech 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||31.53%|
|Mean SAT Score||1252|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||38%|
Michigan Technological University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Michigan Tech is a moderately difficult school to get into. Michigan Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Michigan Tech accepted 70% of all applicants, around 5,260 of the 7,476 students who applied.
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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Michigan Tech must submit the following items. Double 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 of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Michigan Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 64.7% submitted a class rank. At Michigan Tech 31.53% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64.35% were in the top 25% and 92.02% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Michigan Technological University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||32.16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.1%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.23%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7.04%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.75%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Michigan Tech does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Michigan Tech is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 81% of Michigan Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Michigan Tech applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Michigan Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Michigan Tech student is 1252.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Michigan Tech students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 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 570 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Michigan Tech, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Michigan Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 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.
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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
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:
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 decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Michigan Tech's acceptance rate?
Michigan Tech's acceptance rate is 70%.
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How hard is it to get into Michigan Tech? Michigan Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Michigan Tech acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1160 to 1340
1160 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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