74%

Acceptance Rate

$12,314

Avg.Financial Aid

002292

FAFSA Code

About Michigan Technological University (MTU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,172

Website

www.mtu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Michigan Technological University also known as MTU is a public institution in Houghton, Michigan that was established in the year 1885 as Michigan Mining School.

The institution was established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, the school started with four faculty members and 23 students on the second floor of a building on Montezuma Avenue in Houghton.

Michigan mining school and college of mines trained nationally and internationally recognized mining engineers. In 1899-1924 under President Fred W. McNair the college added several buildings and modified the programs offered by them.

The university focuses on the overall development of the students, their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Huskies and compete primarily in the NCAA Division. The men's hockey team competes in Division I as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and has won three national championships.

The motto of the MTU is “Create the Future”. The university offers a 120-degree program which includes programs in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Studies, American Studies, Applied Natural Resource Economics, Applied Science Education, Art, Biology, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and many more.

Presently, there are 7,712 students enrolled in different programs offered by the university. They also hold highly trained and expert faculty to help the students. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1 which means there is one faculty present on every 12 students.

MTU Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in a 19-state region of the United States.

Location & Contact

Address

1400 Townsend Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9064871885
Fax: 9064872125
Request Info

Rankings

Universities are ranked based on certain criteria, by fulfilling those criteria Michigan Technological University has earned certain rankings.

Rankings by US News are given below

  • 153 in Best Value Schools

  • 265 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • 68 in Top Public Schools

  • 147 in National Universities

  • 105 in Best College for Veterans

Rankings by Forbes

  • Michigan is ranked 58 in midwest and 87 in 'Top Public Colleges.

  • The university is ranked 134 in 'Research Universities'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

1170 - 1360

ACT Range

24 - 30

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

The Michigan Technological University is bit selective with an acceptance rate of 74%. The applicants applying for the university have to fulfill certain requirements and follow a procedure to get admitted to the university. The procedure is given below-

Admissions Process

  • Application for admission
  • Submission of official ACT and/or SAT Scores
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Supplemental Information (optional)
  • Students Majoring in visual and performing arts

The applicants applying for Michigan Technological University must have the SAT range of 1170-1360 and ACT range between 24-30, applicants having these scores range have more chances of getting selected. There is no such application deadline to apply for the university as they follow a rolling admission policy.

For any further details, you can visit the Admission page of The College Monk.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,175

Average Annual Cost

$15,346

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$300

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,756

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,367

Total One Year Cost

$29,969

Compared with the national average cost of in-state tuition of $11,022, Michigan Technological University is quite expensive.

The university tries to keep the fee normal, and the figures vary according to the program a student opt for. For students coming from out of state, the tuition is more expensive than the national average cost of out-of-state tuition. The university helps its students to pay for their education through various types of assistance. 

The average annual cost to attend the University is $15,346 while the net price comes to $17,175. In addition to this, the cost for books and supplies and other fees is $1,200 and $300 respectively. The other costs include room and board $10,756, the budget for other expenses is $2,367.

The Total One Year Cost is approximately $29,969.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

84%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

57%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$9,250

Faculty Overview

69%

Male Professors

31%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Mechanical Engineering

220 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

109 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

79 Graduates

Civil Engineering

79 Graduates

Computer Engineering

66 Graduates

Computer Science

56 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

45 Graduates

Biology, General

38 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

38 Graduates

Mathematics

27 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

26 Graduates

Materials Engineering

25 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

24 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

22 Graduates

Forestry

22 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

19 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

19 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

17 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

16 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

15 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

15 Graduates

Physics

15 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

13 Graduates

Geological/Geophysical Engineering

11 Graduates

International/Global Studies

11 Graduates

Marketing

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

10 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

10 Graduates

Chemistry

9 Graduates

Psychology, General

9 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

8 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

7 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

6 Graduates

Anthropology

5 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Construction Management

5 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

4 Graduates

Economics

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

3 Graduates

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

3 Graduates

Statistics

3 Graduates

Engineering, General

2 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

2 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

2 Graduates

Surveying Engineering

2 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

1 Graduates

Electromechanical Engineering

1 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

1 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

1 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,797

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

23%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

72%

US National: 44%

Female

28%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

88% White

2% Unknown

1% Black

2% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

23%

Out Of State

77%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,737 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

47%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,982/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,774/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,774/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Blizzard T. Husky

School Colors

metallic silver and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

264

Total Female Athletes

126

Intramural Sports

45

Sports Club

78

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Ice Hockey

Skiing-Snowboarding

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by MTU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,004 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MTU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 71% and 29%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$55,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$66,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$29,250

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 304

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,314

Students Receiving Federal Grants

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,266

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,625

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,880

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$19,913

$30K - $48K

$18,307

$48K - $75K

$15,828

$75K - $110K

$11,100

> $110K

$5,385

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,061,746

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,809,798

The Financial Service Center the university is committed to educating its students in the most affordable way.

The university provides financial assistance to the students in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and many more. Approximately 90% of the students receive financial aid. Average financial aid a student receives in a year is $12,314

Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA and receive SAR. This helps in understanding the eligibility and need of a student.

Michigan Technological University (MTU) federal school code is 002292.

A would receive financial assistance in the following forms:

Gift Aid - $12,314

Federal Grants - $5,266

State Aid - $4,625

Institutional Grant - $9,880

MTU Financial Aid Office

Administration Building, Room 103
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Phone - 906-487-2622

Fax - 906-487-3042

Email - finaid@mtu.edu

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