Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University, also referred to as Michigan Tech, MTU or locally as just Tech, is a public university located on a 925-acre campus in Houghton, Michigan, and is situated on a hill that overlooks the Portage Lake. Michigan Tech is nationally classified as a research university with “high research activity”. It was established in 1885 as a training school for mining engineers and was the first higher education institution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Over the last hundred years Michigan Tech has gone through several named changes, each reflecting a transition or enhancement to its education offerings. Michigan Tech now offers over 130 degree programs and recently added several new engineering concentrations in technology, science, business and forestry. Michigan Tech comprises five academic colleges and schools. It was ranked 115th in the United States by U.S. News & World Report based on several factors including student selectivity, peer assessment and financial stability. It’s also been ranked by Princeton Review as one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

(906) 487-2335

(888) 688-1885

Fax: (906) 487-2125

[email protected]

Contact: Allison Carter

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

(906) 487-1885


Total undergrads: 6,034

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,365

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,923

Graduate enrollment: 984


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communication, journalism, and related programs B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Organizational Communication C

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
System Administration B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Geological Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B
Surveying Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Engineering Technology – General A
Industrial Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi-/interdisciplinary studies C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forest Management B,C
Forestry – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Chemistry B
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Cartography C
Economics B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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