Michigan Technological University: Narrative Description

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1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906)487-1885; 888-MTU-1885
Admissions: (906)487-2335
Fax: (906)487-3343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtu.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 240-acre small town campus. Endowment: $27 million. Research spending 2003-04: $20.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7756 per student. Total enrollment: 6,540. Faculty: 405 (355 full-time, 50 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,031 applied, 94% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 70 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,983 students, 23% women, 77% men. Part-time: 726 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 80 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 11% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $6978 full-time, $232.60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,150 full-time, $605 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $632 full-time, $632 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6096. College room only: $2965. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 145 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Film Board, Undergraduate Student Government, Inter-Residence Hall Council, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. Major annual events: homecoming, Winter Carnival, K-Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,639 college housing spaces available; 2,502 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. R. Van Pelt Library with 820,414 books, 535,707 microform titles, 10,369 serials, 4,529 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.6 million. 1,555 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus is located in Houghton, at the heart of the colorful Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. Houghton is part of the Houghton-Hancock twin-city center of approximately 12,000. Numerous water and winter sports are available. The community has public libraries, churches for all major religions, a hospital, and opportunities for a variety of recreational and cultural activities. Part-time employment is available.

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