Michigan Technological University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Michigan


Founded as the Michigan Mining School in 1885, today the Michigan Technological University is a well-regarded doctorate-granting university offering programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, social sciences and engineering. Mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and business administration are the most popular programs among undergraduates. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, a peaceful town on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. The campus overlooks Portage Lake, and students will find many opportunities for outdoor recreation in the area. Many of Michigan Tech's engineering programs do well in national rankings, and as a state university the school represents an excellent educational value for in-state students. On the athletic front, the Michigan Tech Huskies compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (men's hockey competes in the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association).

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7009
Total Grad Students: 1294
Undergraduate Students: 5715
Faculty: 474

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 75%
Percent Female: 25%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton Michigan 49931


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Main Phone: 906-487-1885

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
English 22 28
Math 25 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 650
Math 560 690
Writing 510 620

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 74%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -74%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2456

Room and Board: 8648

Tuition and Fees: 25948

Total Cost: 38252

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 12853

Total Cost – In-State: 25157

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6877

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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