Michigan Tech annually enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Tech has a small-town feel, just like the Copper Country, the community in which the University is situated. Many students comment that the size of campus is just right—not so big that it's easy to get lost, but not too small, either. Students also say they feel at home at Michigan Tech, and some even go so far as to say they feel like they are part of a family.
One contributing factor to our welcoming atmosphere is the average student-to-faculty ratio: 11 to 1.
Although the University community is close-knit, its cultural representation is anything but narrow: in fact, students have represented countries from across the globe, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Each of the University's three residence halls has a different culture. Residence hall groups participate in intramural athletics, hold their own social events and study groups, and get involved in campus-wide events, such as Homecoming and Winter Carnival.
Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), our smallest residence hall, has about 350 student spaces available in the three-story structure. This historic building was constructed in the late 1930s and characterizes that time period, with its beautiful architectural details.
McNair Hall has a great view of the Keweenaw Waterway. The McNair complex consists of three buildings. West McNair has two stories, while East McNair has five stories. These two living units are connected by the dining services building. There are about 650 spaces available for assignment in McNair Hall.
Wadsworth Hall (Wads) has been recently renovated and is the largest hall—one-quarter mile long and five stories high, with approximately 1,050 spaces available for assignment. Each floor is divided into "houses," which give you a small community atmosphere.
Apartments are available for rent to married graduate and undergraduate students, single parents and to students who have senior status or are twenty-one years of age. Student Group Apartment Housing is also available to all unmarried students living in groups that have earned more than 30 credits.