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Tomorrow Needs Michigan Tech.

Tomorrow Needs You.

The world is changing fast. Tomorrow needs agile thinkers and creative solutions. Hone your skills, refine your strengths, and maximize your potential at the #4 public STEM university in the nation. Michigan Tech is ready for tomorrow. Are you?

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With 60+ 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 virtual tour, or tour our campus map today. We can't wait to meet you!

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It's easy to apply and test scores aren't 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 within six months of graduation. When comparing top colleges, consider the Michigan Tech difference.

  • #1
    college for ROI in Michigan
  • Top 20
    in the nation with a median early career pay of $71,100
  • Top 25
    in the US for ROI
  • 90%
    of our students receive some form of financial aid
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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 60+ undergraduate majors (and more than 70 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 six 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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Add Value to Your Degree

  • Pavlis Honors College: Student success is more than GPA. As a member of the Pavlis Honors College, you'll be inspired to lead, create, and forge your own path to success.
  • Study Abroad: A learning experience like no other: gain a competitive advantage for job placement, promotions, or admission to graduate and professional programs. We'll help you find the study abroad program that fits your goals.
  • Enterprise: Over 20 team options give you opportunities to design (and launch) a satellite, develop a clean snowmobile, or research and develop alternative energy sources. It's a chance to build your resume! Real projects. Real clients. Real experience.

University Facts

  • 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

Tessa Steenwinkel ’20 ’21, BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MS Biological Sciences (and award-winning medical researcher)

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

Student working in a lab.

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.

  • 117,000 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.

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Undergraduate Research

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.

  • Michigan Tech boasts the oldest ski hill in Michigan—Mont Ripley. With 440' of vertical drop over 112 acres, students ski for free through the Experience Tech initiative.
  • Acquired in 1945, Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the area and features a beautifully irrigated, 18-hole green.
  • The Tech Trails (500 acres) are an expansive paradise for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing. Half of the trail system is lighted during the winter, allowing for evening adventures.
Snowboarder in the air with Michigan Tech in the background.

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

Two people riding mountain bikes on a forested trail.

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

A student on the putting green.

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

Students sitting on a log enjoying a camp fire.

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


sunny day overlooking campus

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. 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 Finnish 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.

  • #1
    safest public college in Michigan
  • 2,300+
    students living on campus
Students walking on campus.

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

Students playing broomball.

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

Students cheering at a hockey game.

Cheer on your favorite Huskies athletic team.

Audience on the stage during a jazz concert.

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: From professional organizations and honor societies to hobby and special interest groups, you'll find ways to meet people and get involved.
  • 15 Varsity Athletic Teams: Catch the Huskies in action at NCAA sporting events—free with your tuition. Men's ice hockey, co-ed varsity esports, and 13 other men's and women's teams give you plenty to cheer for.
  • 10% of Students Participate in Greek Life: The fraternity and sorority community provides students with the opportunity to: connect, serve, lead, thrive, and most of all belong.
  • 600+ Students Involved in Music and Fine Arts: All Huskies are welcome! Tech offers six minors, dozens of courses, vocal and instrumental ensembles, theatre productions, and art gallery and studio events.
  • 10 Benefits from Experience Tech: You'll get access to Mont Ripley Ski Area, Gates Tennis Center, Portage Lake Golf Course, Huskies hockey and other athletics events, intramural sports, Outdoor Adventure Program, presenting series events at the Rozsa Center, Michigan Tech Trails, music and theater performances, student health and well-being programming, and more.

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 among the "50 Charming Small Towns in America" by HGTV. You'll quickly find the community is as much a part of Michigan Tech as Tech students are part of the community.

Aerial view of Houghton waterfront, north of downtown.

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.

Welcome to Historic Downtown Houghton sign.

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

Adventure of a Lifetime

Huskies aren't like everyone else—they lead the pack. Together, they strive for a better tomorrow. No matter where you're from, or what you contribute individually, you become part of something bigger at Michigan Tech. Find your passion, explore the world, try new things, and create the future with 7,000+ fellow Huskies in a place like nowhere else. Adventure is calling. Are you ready?


Students gathered on the campus mall

Apply for Admission and Financial Aid

  1. Submit your 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 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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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.

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)
Map of United States showing Michigan Tech location.

Gina Roose '18, BS 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."

Students enjoying outdoor fellowship.