Michigan Technological University

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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 20

    Best Public College in the US (Wall Street Journal)

  • $80K

    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.

Open House

Is Michigan Tech the right fit for you? Join us for Open House on Friday, July 26, 2024 to find out! You'll spend the day learning why Tech is a great choice for college as you explore campus with hundreds of potential Huskies from around the country.

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Alumni Reunion

Mark your calendars for Alumni Reunion 2024,which runs Thursday through Saturday, August 1–3. Tech alumni and friends are invited to join us on campus for a fun-filled weekend of new and traditional events, including an Honored Classes Dinner that includes multiple action stations backstage at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. We've also planned plenty of outdoor adventure. Registration is required for all events—some have limited space. Please RSVP soon to ensure your spot. The deadline to register is Sunday, July 21.

East Hall Rendering

East Hall Construction

At Michigan's flagship technological university, we're preparing for tomorrow.

The East Hall, a new 516-student residence, accommodates Tech's growing student body with easy access to campus and the Keweenaw Waterway. The project is planned to be completed and the building occupied by Fall 2025.

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Tomorrow needs Michigan Tech.
Tomorrow needs you.

Take the next step and join Husky nation.