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Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
Memorial Union credit: Bobak Ha'Eri
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Overview
Public
5,446 Undergraduates
76% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Mostly Men
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Engineering School
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan
49931-1295
(906) 487-1885
www.mtu.edu

Michigan Technological University, a public research university in Houghton, Michigan, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Also known as Michigan Tech, the university was founded in 1885. It was originally called the Michigan Mining School, and it trained mining engineers. Today, the campus sits on 925 acres of land in a rural setting. Its motto is “Create the Future,” and students major in subjects like engineering, business, forestry, science and technology. Notable alumni include NHL player Chris Conner, NASCAR Crew Chief Greg Ives, college ice hockey coach Mel Pearson, Republican member of the Nevada Assembly Jill Dickman, author Roxane Gay, NHL player Damian Rhodes and NFL player Joe Berger. The school’s colors are black and gold, its mascot is Blizzard T. Husky and its teams are called the Huskies. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division II – GLIAC and Division I – WCHA. Varsity sports offered by Michigan Tech include men’s football, basketball, cross country, skiing, tennis, track and field and hockey, and women’s basketball, cross country, skiing, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball. The school’s renowned men’s hockey team have won three national championships.

Location

Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,708. It is the county seat of Houghton County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

72

restaurants score

Students
73%

Men

27%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

193

New Transfer Students

Admissions
76%

Acceptance Rate

32%

Enrollment Yield

1068-1335

SAT Range

5,589

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,276

Typical Cost

$32,318

Out-Of-State (published)

$15,074

In-State (published)

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$20,450

Median Debt

Academics
12.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, nearly 240 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Basketball Conference:

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Track & Field Conference:

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Football Division:

2

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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