MTU a Tech Powerhouse: Princeton Review

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Michigan Technological University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York-based education services company features MTU in "The Best 361 Colleges," the new 2006 edition of its annual "best colleges" guide. Only about 15 percent of the four-year colleges in America and two Canadian colleges are in the book. It has two-page profiles on the schools and student survey-based ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The university is also among the 158 schools to make Princeton Review's Best Midwestern Colleges list.

Calling the university a "small, tech powerhouse," the book states that "Michigan Tech will definitely prepare you for your future."

"You will get a great education, and employers, especially in the Midwest, recognize Michigan Tech as a premier engineering school." The book also cited other quality programs at the university, including those offered by the School of Business and Economics.

The book lists the superb winter and summer recreational activities available to students and numerous university-sponsored events. It also gave the university a fire safety rating of 91 and noted that the campus feels safe, students are friendly and computer facilities are great.

Says Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review, "The main factor in our selection of schools in the book was our high regard for their academic programs. We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students at them and visits to schools over the years. We also considered the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents we talk to and survey. Finally, we worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.