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The world is changing fast. Tomorrow needs agile thinkers and creative solutions. Hone your skills, refine your strengths, and maximize your potential. Michigan Tech is ready for tomorrow. Are you?

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With 70+ undergraduate majors to choose from, you're sure to find an academic home where you can do what you love and find your people. Redefine what a bachelor's degree can be at Michigan's flagship technological university—continuously accredited since 1928.

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As you search for the best school to fit your needs, how you feel on campus plays a big part of how successful (and happy) you'll be. Visit our campus in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, take a 360° virtual tour, or tour our interactive campus map today. We can't wait to meet you!

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Create the future with 7,000+ Huskies at Michigan Technological University. Apply for admission—no test scores required. Plus, you'll receive an expedited admissions decision and get automatic consideration for merit-based scholarships. 

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What's different at Michigan Tech and how does that benefit you compared to other schools you're considering? Read more to find out.

Hard Work Pays Off

A Michigan Tech education is a smart investment in your future—and one that pays you back. Conduct research, secure a co-op or internship, or your dream job at one of the largest career fairs in the nation—400+ companies recruit on campus. Michigan Tech students have an average five-year placement rate of 93 percent with a median early career salary of $80,300. When comparing top colleges, consider the Michigan Tech difference.

  • No. 2
    for salary impact among US public colleges (Wall Street Journal)
  • Top 20
    for early career pay in the nation with a median salary of $80,300 (Payscale)
  • 400+
    companies recruit on campus during Career Fairs
  • 93%
    placement rate

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Tenacity isn't just about getting through a Houghton winter—it's about being unafraid to tackle challenges in the classroom head-on, so you're prepared for what tomorrow needs. Our size allows you to get to know your professors on a first-name basis and have more access to labs, equipment, and research opportunities. World-class education. Individualized attention. Learn more about why we're the best college for you.

With 70+ undergraduate majors (and more than 85 minors) to choose from, you'll geek out with other students who love the same things you do. Not sure which major is best for you? Request interest area information to get started or choose from seven undecided options and take up to two semesters to explore your options before making a decision. An accelerated master's degree option allows you to complete a master's degree in just two additional semesters beyond your bachelor's.

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  • 120+
    degree programs and 85+ minors to choose from
  • 30+
    accelerated master's degrees
  • 15
    learning centers and dozens of other student support services
  • 1st
    and only technological university in Michigan
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Undergraduate Research

Research at MTU

We're a top research university. In the lab. In the field. On a vessel. Participate in undergraduate research at Michigan Tech and you'll get paid while building your impressive resume. It's a part of our unique college experience.

  • 132,000 hours of paid undergrad research each year
  • $4,000 stipend through the summer undergraduate research fellowship program
  • 75 student projects featured annually at our Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Real research. Real mentorship. Make groundbreaking discoveries—and lasting connections—at a school that stands out.

Outdoor Adventure

Our university is located on the Keweenaw Waterway—minutes from Lake Superior. The natural splendor of the area is perfect for adventure in any season. Hike, bike, and ski our trails; paddle on lakes and rivers; take in majestic waterfalls; and explore the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes. At Michigan Tech, outdoor adventure comes with the territory.

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Our Tech Trails span 35 kilometers for biking, cross-country skiing, and more.

Skier going down Mont Ripley with the chair lift in the background.

Mont Ripley Ski Area has twenty-four trails, a terrain park, and more.

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The Portage Lake Golf Course has 18 holes of distinctly different challenges.

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Tour the beautiful shorelines of Lake Superior and make long-lasting friendships.

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Living on Campus

As you consider your best university fit, let's be honest: Where you crash at the end of a long day matters—and Tech has multiple residence hall options to suit a variety of lifestyles and preferences.

  • No. 1
    safest public college in Michigan
  • 2300+
    students living on campus

Each residence hall offers a dining hall, study lounges, game room, sauna (pronounced sow-na, according to those in our region with a strong Finnish heritage), fitness room, and laundry facilities—and both student and professional residence staff are available any time you have questions or need help. Meals are prepared fresh daily and you'll have unlimited access to all three dining halls. We're happy to work with you individually if you have dietary concerns.

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Student on campus with the Rekhi Hall to Library bridge in the background.

Healthy. Beautiful. Home. Tech is ranked among the safest campuses in the country.

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Study hard, play hard. Explore all the activities Michigan Tech has to offer.

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Cheer on your favorite Huskies athletic team.

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Take part in or enjoy visual and performing arts opportunities.

Campus Life

It's a lengthy drive for most students to get to campus, which means there's a vibrant college life scene! Join (or lead) a student organization, catch a comedy show, attend a guided painting event, participate in intramural sports, or cheer on the Huskies at NCAA sporting events. You'll always find people to hang out with!

  • 240+
    student organizations
  • 15
    varsity athletic teams
  • 10%
    of students participate in Greek Life
  • 600+
    students involved in music and fine arts

About Houghton

Founded in the 1880s as a copper mining community, Houghton is the largest city in the Copper Country region and the fifth largest city in the Upper Peninsula. Together with sister city Hancock, approximately 15,000 residents call the area home year-round. The city is proud to be ranked the 8th most beautiful small town in America by Architectural Digest. You'll quickly find the community is as much a part of Michigan Tech as Tech students are part of the community.

A view of campus from across the Keweenaw Waterway.

Nestled on the shores of the Keweenaw Waterway, downtown Houghton is just minutes from Tech.

Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

The iconic Portage Lift Bridge connects Houghton with our sister city, Hancock.

Two people stand outside the Quincy Mine hoist.

From copper mines to groundbreaking designs—Houghton has seen it all.

Apply for Admission and Financial Aid

We're committed to making a Michigan Tech education affordable for the students tomorrow needs. That's why nearly 90 percent of our students receive financial aid. What could you qualify for? Check out our Net-Price Calculator to get an estimate and take a look at our Scholarships page for even more opportunities.

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  1. Submit your application for admission. No letters of recommendation required. Students applying to nursing and visual and performing arts majors may need to submit additional application materials.
  2. Provide additional required documents. What you need is based on whether you're a future first-year student, transfer student, or international student.
  3. No test scores required. If you have scores, we encourage you to submit them for maximum financial aid consideration.
  4. Apply for competitive scholarships. See scholarships available for in-state and out-of-state students. Some deadlines are as early as November 15 of your senior year.
  5. File your FAFSA. For the best chance at the most aid available, file by March 1 on the Federal Student Aid site and use our school code: 002292.
  6. Estimate your scholarship value and financial aid award. Use our Net-Price Calculator to see what you may qualify for.
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Getting to Houghton

Most students drive (or carpool) to campus. While we're far from nearly everywhere, once you arrive, you'll see it was worth the journey. Find out why Houghton becomes a home away from home.

  • 8.5-hour drive from Detroit
  • 8-hour drive from Grand Rapids
  • 7.5-hour drive from Chicago
  • 6-hour drive from Minneapolis
  • 4.5-hour drive from Green Bay
  • 1-hour flight from Chicago-O'Hare to the Houghton County Memorial Airport (code: CMX)
"Being on campus was like being at home. The welcoming atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, and excellent degree programs all helped me decide to attend Michigan Tech."Gina Roose '18, BS Accounting and Finance


Gina Roose