Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
3 13
Quick Degree Finder
Acceptancerate.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

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 1590 to 1945, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 24 to 29. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Michigan Tech average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.64. About 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Michigan Technological University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 33 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mtu.edu.

Overall Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Michigan Technological University was reported as 76.6% in Fall 2012 with over 4,520 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 SAT Scores: 1590 - 1945
  • Michigan Tech ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Michigan Tech Average GPA: 3.28 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2008-2009: 74.9%
  • 2009-2010: 73.2%
  • 2010-2011: 73.7%
  • 2011-2012: 75.2%
  • 2012-2013: 76.6%
  • Projected Michigan Tech Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.2%

How Does Michigan Tech Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Michigan Tech is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northern Michigan University73.1%
The College of Saint Scholastica72.7%
University of Wisconsin-Superior89.3%
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay84.8%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point82.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Michigan Tech (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 650
Math580 - 680
Writing490 - 615
Total Score1590 - 1945
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math25 - 30
Composite Score24 - 29
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.