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  • Average GPA: 3.8
  • Average SAT Total: 1252 (approximately 26 ACT Composite)
  • Incoming first-year students who rank in the top 20 percent of their class: 55.9%
  • First- to second-year retention rate: 85.7%
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  • 93%
    job placement rate
  • Top 20
    early career pay in the nation
  • 400+
    companies recruit on campus during Career Fairs
  • 90%
    nearly 90% of Michigan Tech students receive financial aid


Community Profile

  • Location: Houghton, Michigan—located in the Copper Country, Houghton was voted one of the best 100 places to live according to "The 100 Best Small Towns In America"
  • City Population: 12,500, including our sister city of Hancock, Michigan
  • Campus Size: 925-acre campus (see map)—about a ten-minute walk from one end to the other—plus a 4,000-acre research forest

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Faculty and Academics

  • Number of Faculty: 466
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Average Class Size: 25

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  • 2,133
    students employed on campus
  • 19
    greek organizations
  • 230+
    student organizations
  • 15
    varsity athletic programs
  • 2,360
    students living in our residence halls