Michigan Tech University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Michigan Tech University

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 74%. One of Michigan's 15 public universities, Michigan Tech was originally founded as the Michigan Mining School in 1885. Located in Houghton on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Tech is a doctorate-granting institution offering 120 degree programs in seven colleges and schools. Programs in engineering, business, and computer science are the most popular among undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Michigan Tech Huskies compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (men's hockey competes in the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association).

Considering applying to Michigan Tech University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Michigan Tech University had an acceptance rate of 74%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 74 students were admitted, making Michigan Tech's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 5,838
Percent Admitted 74%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 29%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Michigan Tech requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 78% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 670
Math 590 690
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Michigan Tech's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Michigan Tech University scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 590 and 690, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 690. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1360 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Michigan Tech University.

Requirements

Michigan Tech University does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Michigan Tech does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score from a single test date will be considered

ACT Scores and Requirements

Michigan Tech requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 43% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 30
Math 25 30
Composite 24 30

This admissions data tells us that most of Michigan Tech's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Michigan Tech received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Note that Michigan Tech does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Michigan Tech University does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Michigan Tech University's incoming freshmen class was 3.8. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Michigan Tech have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Michigan Tech University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Michigan Tech University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Michigan Tech University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Michigan Tech University, which accepts just under three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Admission requirements vary by major and include recommended grades and scores. The university does not require an application essay or letters of recommendation. The rigor of your high school courses does matter, and AP, IB and Honors courses can strengthen your application. Note that programs in Audio Production and Technology, Sound Design, Theater and Electronic Media Performance, and Theater and Entertainment Technology have additional application materials.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted to Michigan Tech University. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, an ACT composite of 21 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will improve your chances, and you can see that many admitted students had grades in the "A" range.

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