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The world is changing fast. Tomorrow needs new solutions and agile thinkers. Hone your skills, refine your strengths, and maximize your abilities at Michigan Tech. We're ready for tomorrow. Are you?

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Hands down, this is the most important part of your college search. How you feel on campus plays a big part of how successful (and happy) you'll be. While we strongly encourage you to visit our campus in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan in person, a virtual visit may be best for you. Either way, we can't wait to meet you!

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You have questions, we're here to help! Contact your personal admissions manager today and start your journey.

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It's free to apply and test scores aren't required. Plus, you'll receive an admission decision within two weeks and get automatic consideration for merit-based scholarships.

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Hard Work Pays Off

No matter where you're from, at Michigan Technological University you'll become part of something bigger. Work on groundbreaking research and take classes with professors who know your name. Stop to chat with students you know as you walk across campus. Secure a co-op or internship and build your resume. You'll quickly find that scholarship, accountability, possibility, community, leadership, and tenacity aren't just words—they're our values. And they'll become yours, too.

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Academics

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. You'll get to know your professors on a first-name basis and have more access to labs, equipment, and research opportunities than you would at a bigger school.

Find what makes you tick. Work hard. Change the world.

Majors, Minors, and Accelerated Master's Degrees

With over 125 degree programs to choose from, you're sure to find an academic home where you can geek out with other students who love the same things you do. Not sure which major is best for you? Choose from four undecided options based on your interest areas and take up to two semesters to explore your options before making a decision. The 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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Pavlis Honors College (PHC)

Student success is more than GPA. All highly motivated students are encouraged to apply. As a member of the Pavlis Honors College, you'll be inspired to lead, create, and forge your own path to success. Find your "why?" as you select an honors pathway or design your own honors program. Build an extraordinary life fueled by curiosity, grit, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Study Abroad

Explore cultures. Learn (or perfect) a language. Distinguish yourself. Not only will you immerse yourself in a learning experience like no other, you'll gain a competitive advantage for job placement, promotions, or admission to graduate and professional programs. From traditional opportunities to faculty-led studies, exchange, internships, research, missions, or international Senior Design, we'll help you find the program that fits you and your goals.

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Enterprise

Want to apply what you learn in class? You've found the right school. Enterprise allows you to work on government or industry-sponsored projects as early as your second year! Over 25 team options give you opportunities to design (and launch) a satellite, develop a clean snowmobile, or research and develop alternative energy sources. Then, present your work to your sponsors at the annual adjudicated Design Expo on campus. It's a chance to build your resume you won't want to miss!

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  • 13:1
    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 125+
    degree programs and 70+ minors to choose from
  • 33
    accelerated master's degrees
  • 25
    average class size

Tessa Steenwinkel, Biochemistry (already an award-winning medical researcher)

"It's a nerd school in the best possible way. I knew I wanted to be here."

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Huskies in Their Own Words

Huskies aren't like everyone else—they lead the pack. They challenge themselves and each other to find the answers tomorrow needs. And they have a lot of fun doing it. Select a video or view our playlist to find out why you should join them.

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My Michigan Tech: Anna Browne

Branch out, don’t be afraid to take risks, and try new things. Anna did. Finding her specialization in electrical power engineering, landing a summer internship, mentoring students as a residence hall assistant, and inspiring campus leadership by example. “I’ve never been at a place where every single person around you wants you to succeed in the way that you want to succeed.”

My Michigan Tech: Anna Browne
My Michigan Tech: Parker Young
Ride Along: Skiing at Mont Ripley
My Michigan Tech: Abby Schwartz
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Where Research is Materialized
My Michigan Tech: Henry Freridge
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Ride Along: Snowmobiling

Research at MTU

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. 

  • 110,000 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 Symposium

Undergraduate Research

Meet Our Researchers

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Students gathered on the campus mall

Apply for Admission and Finanical Aid

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  1. Submit your free application for admission. No letters of recommendation required, and essays are only needed for majors in the visual and performing arts.
  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. Note: Some deadlines are as early as November 1 of your senior year.
  5. File your FAFSA. For the best chance at the most aid available, file by March 1 at fafsa.gov 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.

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

Aerial view of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Houghton.

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

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Burgers. Seafood. Pizza. Sushi. Find your fill (and unbeatable views) in downtown Houghton.

Welcome to Historic Downtown Houghton sign.

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

Snowboarder in the air with Michigan Tech in the background.

No matter the season, outdoor adventure awaits just minutes from campus.

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 have ranked third on the list of "affordable small towns where you'd actually want to live." 

The Community

Just minutes from campus, downtown Houghton is a mix of local restaurants and shops with a nod to the historic mining heritage that put us on the map. You'll quickly find the community is as much a part of Michigan Tech as Tech students are part of the community. Regarded as the birthplace of professional hockey, downtown Houghton has the seventh-oldest indoor ice rink in the world.

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The Outdoor Adventure

Located on the Keweenaw Waterway and just 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. 

Experience Our Area

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.

  • 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)
Map of United States showing Michigan Tech location.

 

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Living on Campus

Let's be honest: Where you crash at the end of a long day matters. A lot. Whether you prefer a bustling environment or a more cozy vibe, you'll find a residence hall that fits your unique personality.

Amenities and Dining

Each residence hall offers a dining hall, study lounges, game room, sauna (pronounced sow-na, thanks to the Finish heritage in our region), 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.

See Our Options

  • 3
    residence halls and 1 apartment complex
  • 2,000+
    students living on campus

Campus Life

It's a lengthy drive for most students to get to campus, which means there's a vibrant campus 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
  • 235,000 square feet of indoor athletic space

Student Organizations

With over 240 student organizations to choose from, you're sure to find your people at Michigan Tech. From professional organizations and honor societies to hobby and special interest groups, you'll find ways to meet people and get involved. Or, build your skills as a leader through the LeaderShape® Institute—an intensive weeklong leadership development experience designed to help young leaders learn to "lead with integrity."  

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Huskies Athletics

Catch the Huskies in action at Division I and II NCAA sporting events—free with your tuition! Men's ice hockey (DI), co-ed varsity esports, and 13 other men's and women's DII teams give you plenty to cheer for. Go Huskies! 

Huskies Athletics

Experience Tech

As a student, you'll get unlimited access to Mont Ripley, our ski and snowboard hill, and to our recreation trails for Nordic skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and fat-tire or mountain biking. Hit the golf course or tennis center, play intramural sports, and attend on-campus arts and athletic events. All for just $96 per semester, included in your tuition.

Experience Tech

Visual and Performing Arts

Play. Sing. Act. Produce. Create. All Huskies are welcome! Six minors, dozens of courses, vocal and instrumental ensembles, theatre productions, and art gallery and studio events—art is smart at Michigan Tech.

Experience the Arts

campus life at Michigan Tech

Gina Roose '18, Accounting and Finance

"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."

residence hall on Michigan Tech's campus