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Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University, commonly referred to as Michigan Tech or MTU, was founded in the late 19th century as a school for mining engineers. It now offers more than 120 degree programs to its over 7,000 students. Its student body is mostly white and largely focused on engineering, and the vast majority of students receive financial aid. About a tenth of students take part in Greek life, although if you don't there's no shortage of things to do: Michigan Tech has its own ski and snowboard hill called Mont Ripley, and the city of Houghton has a solid nightlife scene. The school’s proximity to state parks near Lake Superior shores also makes it a great place to go hiking, camping, and paddling. For those who like to stay active, but are not so fond of outdoorsy activities, MTU offers an indoor Student Development Complex complete with an ice rink, dance studio, climbing wall, pool, and a tennis court. Fair warning: If you decide to become a Husky, you'll need a warm coat for the Winter Carnival, an annual festival during which students carve snow statues and play a sport called broomball (it's kind of like hockey). Those looking to go further afield can travel to one of MTU's 150 study abroad destinations.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is hosting face-to-face (limited to courses that rely on hands-on instruction), hybrid, and remote classes. For students facing financial difficulties related to the pandemic, the university has set up a series of emergency funds they may be eligible for.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$30,900
% of students who get any grants
89%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,900
Average price for low-income students
$8,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
74%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1270/27
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
5,740
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
78%
% of need met
70%
% of students who get merit* grants
25%
Average merit grant
$5,800
student success
Graduation rate
68%
Average time to a degree
4.6 years
Average student debt
$25,080
Average salary within 5 years
$66,000
% earning more than $28,000
86%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is hosting face-to-face (limited to courses that rely on hands-on instruction), hybrid, and remote classes. For students facing financial difficulties related to the pandemic, the university has set up a series of emergency funds they may be eligible for.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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