Michigan Technological University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Michigan Technological University Admissions Overview:

MTU has an acceptance rate of 76%, meaning that its admissions are not highly competitive. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. Check out MTU's website for complete information and guidelines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Michigan Technological University Description:

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, one of Michigan's 15 public universities, 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 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (men's hockey competes in the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,252 (5,811 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 73% Male / 27% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,634 (in-state); $30,968 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,105
  • Other Expenses: $2,340
  • Total Cost: $28,279 (in-state); $44,613 (out-of-state)

Michigan Technological University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,772
    • Loans: $7,682

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Football, Hockey, Skiing, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Skiing

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Michigan Technological University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.mtu.edu/stratplan/; (and it's the most succinct mission statement I've ever seen):

"We prepare students to create the future."