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Colleges / Michigan Technological University

Michigan Tech Student Life

Michigan Tech is on a 925-acre campus in a small town setting in Houghton, Michigan. Michigan Tech has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Michigan Tech also has fraternities and sororities.

Michigan Tech has a thriving Indian Students Association. In fact, more students participate in Indian Students Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Michigan Tech include Ski and Snowboard Club, Mitch's Misfits, Huskies Pep Band and Outdoor Venture Crew.

Michigan Tech students' favorite campus events are K-Day (Keweenaw Day), Winter Carnival and Spring Fling.

Does Michigan Tech Offer Student Housing?

Michigan Tech offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Michigan Tech students live off campus. In 2021, 43% of undergrads at Michigan Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 57% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Michigan Tech. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Michigan Tech offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Michigan Tech Athletics

At Michigan Tech there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Michigan Tech:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Skiing (Cross Country) NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Baseball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Golf Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 2
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Michigan Tech

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Michigan Technological University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Michigan Tech campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Michigan Tech offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Michigan Tech has Tech Emergency Medical Services(EMS).

Plan a Visit to Michigan Tech

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Michigan Tech, take U.S. Highway 41 to Houghton, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Houghton County Memorial airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Michigan Tech's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Michigan Tech Students

29%

Women

71%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

78%

In State

22%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

87%

4%

3%

2%

2%

1%

1%

0.36%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

5,642

Graduate Students

1,233

Non-Resident / International Students

57

Michigan Tech Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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

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