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Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate

So, you’re thinking about applying to Michigan Technological University (better known as “Michigan Tech”), and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.

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SAT Score: 1600
GPA: 4

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With an acceptance rate of 75%, admission to Michigan Tech is extremely competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1300, or an ACT score of around 27.

Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and You’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Michigan Tech admission statistics.


Michigan Tech Admissions Statistics

Michigan Tech’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 75%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 5,386 applicants, Michigan Tech admitted about 4,063. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.66, the average ACT score was 27, and the average SAT score was 1280.

For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 34, and the 75th percentile score was 35.

For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1160. The 75th percentile score was 1400.


If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.

Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

Even if Michigan Tech is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.

Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.

OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took a look at Michigan Tech’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.


Michigan Tech Application Requirements

For most students to apply to Michigan Tech, you’ll need to fill out their Online Application, submit an ACT or SAT score, and submit your high school transcript. Everything should be submitted by January 15th.

Here’s a full list of application requirements:

  • Fill out the Online Application
  • Submit an ACT score or SAT score (writing score optional)
  • Submit your high school transcript

The application deadline is January 15th.

Have you been admitted to Michigan Tech? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.


Michigan Tech Admitted Students Profile

If you matriculate at Michigan Tech, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.

Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:

  • Roughly 73% are male and 27% are female
  • 3.2% of students are international

Michigan Tech has a diverse class, as well. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:

  • International: 3.2%
  • Underrepresented minority: 2.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.8%
  • White: 90.2%

What do these admitted students plan to study? Michigan Tech offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:


  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Biomedical Sciences

Now, how are you going to pay for this?

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Michigan Tech Tuition Figures

At $44,613, Michigan Tech’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $7,785.

Here’s a fuller look at Michigan Tech tuition and financial aid in 2017:

  • Total budget: $44,613
  • Average financial aid package: $7,785
  • The average student debt of a Michigan Tech graduate is $34,942

Now, what is life like at Michigan Tech? Let’s take a look.


Michigan Tech Location

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The school was originally established to train mining engineers on how to operate and work within the nearby copper mines.

Remember, you’re going to Michigan Tech for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.


Michigan Tech Academics

Michigan Tech has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:

  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Histologic Technology
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Network and System Administration
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sport and Fitness Administration
  • Theatre Design and Technology
  • Technical and Scientific Communication

Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Michigan Tech.


Student Life at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.

Here’s a sampling of Michigan Tech’s student activities:

  • Above the Bridge Records
  • Airsoft Association of MTU
  • American Marketing Association
  • Aquanauts Scuba Club
  • Archery Club
  • Babes in Music
  • CAD Club
  • Cheer Team
  • Concrete Canoe
  • Cooking Club
  • Copper County Coders
  • Daily Bull
  • Disc Golf Club
  • Entrepreneurs Club
  • Fencing Club
  • FilmBoard
  • Gamers Anonymous

Are you an athlete? Michigan Tech’s got plenty of options for you.


Michigan Tech Athletics

Michigan Tech offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.

Michigan Tech’s sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross-Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis

Who might you become with a Michigan Tech degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:


Notable Alums

Michigan Tech has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.

Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:

  • NFL player Joe Berger
  • NHL player Chris Conner
  • Writer Roxane Gay
  • Corvette engineer David Hill
  • NHL coach Davis Payne
  • Game theorist Donald G. Saari

And this is only a partial list!


Getting into Michigan Tech is competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.

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Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Written by Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Prep Expert Founder & CEO

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