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Michigan Tech Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Michigan Tech, 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.

Considering Applying Early to Michigan Tech?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Michigan Tech Hard To Get Into?

Michigan Tech is amoderately 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 students, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Michigan Tech?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Michigan Tech

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Michigan Tech Application Requirements

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

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, 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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 64.7%
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 look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Michigan Tech has a test optional admissions policy. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Michigan Tech?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Michigan Tech?

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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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:

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Michigan Tech?

No, Michigan Tech is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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..

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Michigan Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

70%

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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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

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ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

25 to 30

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1340

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Math SAT Range

590 - 690

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above

Good

1160 to 1340

Avg

1160 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.78

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,875

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,436

Out-of-State

$36,738

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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