Michigan Tech is on a 925-acre campus in the small town setting of Houghton, Michigan.
There are many activities and organizations for Michigan Tech students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Michigan Tech has fraternities and sororities.
Michigan Tech has the Indian Students Association. In fact, more students participate in the Indian Students Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Michigan Tech include Mitch & Misfits, Ridge Roamers, Huskies Pep Band and Society of Women Engineers.
Michigan Tech students' favorite campus traditions are Winter Carnival, K-Day (Keweenaw Day) and Spring Fling.
This table offers information on housing at Michigan Tech.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||47%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,205|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,279|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||53%|
Michigan Tech offers on-campus housing. 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 2022, 47% of undergrads at Michigan Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 53% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Michigan Tech. There are 2,205 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,778 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,279 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.
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|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Golf||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Riflery||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Weight Lifting||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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).
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.
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