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Study at Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University, also known as Michigan Tech or MTU, is a public university located in Houghton, Michigan, United States. It was established in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. After a few name and status changes, it gained university status in 1964. The university offers more than 120 degree programs through the following academic division:

  • School of Business and Economics
  • The College of Engineering
  • The College of Sciences and Arts
  • The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • The School of Technology
MTU's official mascot is the Husky, and its sports teams are known as the Huskies. They compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of Michigan Technological University

The campus of Michigan Technological University is in Houghton, MI, which is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Michigan Technological University include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Michigan Technological University is known for its programs in science, mathematics, engineering, computer science and engineering, engineering technician, and conservation and resource management.

Michigan Technological University Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 670.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Michigan Technological University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6, 744 students enrolled (6, 254 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Michigan Technological University are male.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Michigan Technological University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Michigan Technological University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering667mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, surveying engineering, . . .
Engineering Technician111mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, drafting, civil engineering tech, engineering technology, electromechanical tech, engineering technician, industrial tech
Computer Science and Engineering110computer and info science, computer engineering, system administration, computer networking, computer support, software engineering
Business and Management105business management, international business, actuarial science
Science100biology, physics, chemistry, geology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, geophysics, ecology, . . .
Media42communication and journalism, organizational communications, communication studies, recording arts tech
Liberal Arts35social services, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, economics, technical and business writing, Spanish language, applied economics, humanities, . . .
Conservation and Resource Management34forestry, environmental science, forest management, forest sciences, wildlife management
Education and Teaching13physical education teaching, science teaching
Real Estate and Construction Management11construction management
Medical Support and Technology9clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counselling8psychology
Family and Social Work4public policy analysis
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1exercise science, health and physical Education
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design
Medicine0pharmaceutical chemistry

Contact: Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

General Phone: (906) 487-1885


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