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)

  • $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.

Students talking to recruiters at Career Fair.

Spring Career Fair

Hundreds of employers will meet and hire Huskies at Michigan Tech's Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Michigan Tech graduates are in high demand. The University hosts two Career Fairs annually, each attracting companies from multiple industry sectors, all hiring for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs. As many as 7,000 student interviews are available during each Career Fair. The semi-annual event, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, is preceded by CareerFEST, a series of casual networking events and career development workshops to help students prepare.

Winter Carnival Countdown

February 7-10 | From Forests to Shores We Love the Outdoors

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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H-STEM Building rendering
East Hall Rendering
West Gateway rendering

Campus Improvements

At Michigan's flagship technological university, we're preparing for tomorrow with these major construction projects:

  • The H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex puts innovation and collaboration on display as 10 departments pioneer solutions.
  • The East Hall, a new 516-student residence, accommodates Tech's growing student body with easy access to campus and the Keweenaw Waterway.
  • The West Gateway entry arch welcomes Huskies and visitors to campus with a scenic, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.

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Tomorrow needs Michigan Tech.
Tomorrow needs you.

Take the next step and join Husky nation.