Michigan Technological University

Professor Gordon Parker leads students in a demonstration of a Wave Energy Converter in the Wave Pool located inside the ME-EM Building.
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Michigan Technological University is a flagship public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

The Tech Difference

  • Top 25

    in the nation for return on investment (Forbes)

  • Top 10%

    of The Best Colleges in America (Money)

  • $71K+

    median early career pay

  • 7,000+

    enrolled students from 55+ countries

Come Home to Houghton

Our beautiful waterfront campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is situated just miles from Lake Superior. Find yourself in a close-knit college town where winters are epic and outdoor adventure awaits. At Tech, we embrace our size, climate, sense of adventure, and originality.

Visit us in Houghton and find where you belong.

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Campus and Beyond

Regional map highlighting Michigan, pointing to the location of Michigan Tech.

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton, Michigan.

Aerial view of the Michigan Tech campus in the summer.

Our campus in Houghton is the perfect blend of technology and natural beauty.

Person riding a mountai bike across a bridge.

At Michigan Tech, outdoor adventure comes with the territory (in any season).

Snowboarder in the air after a jump with the campus in the background.

Huskies ski and snowboard for free at Mont Ripley, our very own hill that overlooks campus.

Aerial view of the Houghton and Hancock communities.

Houghton, its sister city Hancock, and the surrounding towns is home to approximately 15,000 year-round residents.

Students sitting on a log in front of the lake during sunset.

Lake Superior is all around you here in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Two students showshoeing in the woods.

With more than 200 inches of annual snowfall, Houghton is one of the snowiest cities in the US.

The Husky Statue in the summer.

Schedule a campus tour and experience Michigan Tech for yourself.

Winter Carnival Countdown

February 8-11 | Tasty Foods for Wintry Moods

A beloved Michigan Tech tradition for more than a century, Winter Carnival features huge, intricate, student-built snow statues and a full slate of events that showcase our unique campus, community, and environment. From broomball playoffs to human dogsled races, no one celebrates winter quite like Husky Nation. Organized by the members of MTU's Blue Key National Honor Society, Carnival brings thousands of visitors to the region each year.

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Husky dog in front of Husky Statue on Michigan Tech's campus.

Give Back to the Pack

Join Huskies around the world for Tech’s 48-hour giving challenge called Give Pack to the Pack. The event runs February 8-11 during Winter Carnival. But you don’t have to wait. Give now and know that your gift—big or small—will make an immediate impact on our students and community. Thank you!

H-STEM Construction

The H-STEM Complex is a major investment in our campus by the State of Michigan and the University that will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research labs for health-related STEM studies. The project is planned to be completed and the building occupied sometime in early 2024.

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