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.
Michigan Technological University
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.
Houghton, its sister city Hancock, and the surrounding towns is home to approximately 15,000 year-round residents.
The Leading Scholar Award is Michigan Tech’s premier scholarship. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who have not only excelled in their academic pursuits, but also demonstrated outstanding leadership and a passion for serving others. Each year, we recognize a select group of students whose remarkable achievements have left a mark in their local community, knowing they will bring that same excellence to our campus.
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.