Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)

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Michigan Technological University can be found in Houghton, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,700 students enrolled per year at Michigan Technological University.

Most of the students getting into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1170 to 1370, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 25 to 30. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Michigan Tech average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.64. About 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Michigan Technological University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 29 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .mtu.edu.

Overall Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Michigan Technological University was reported as 74.3% in Fall 2020 with over 5,980 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Michigan Tech ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Michigan Tech Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Michigan Technological University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Michigan Technological University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Michigan Technological University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.4%
  • 2017-2018: 74.5%
  • 2018-2019: 73.9%
  • 2019-2020: 74.3%
  • Projected Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 69.3%

How Does Michigan Tech Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Michigan Tech is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northern Michigan University65.6%
The College of Saint Scholastica76.4%
University of Wisconsin-Superior82.0%
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay85.2%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point84.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Michigan Tech (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 680
Math590 - 690
Total Score1170 - 1370
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math26 - 30
Composite Score25 - 30
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