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Michigan Technological University


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Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,634
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $66,000,000
Admissions Address

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Website

http://www.mtu.edu

Admissions E-mail

mtu4u@mtu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Allison Carter
Admissions office telephone: (906) 487-2335
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.mtu.edu/apply/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 0 3
History 0 1
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 8 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 82%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 82%
Total applicants: 3,802
Total acceptances: 3,115
Total freshman enrollment: 1,169
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,868
Male acceptances: 2,334
Male freshman enrollment: 885
 
Female applicants: 934
Female acceptances: 781
Female freshman enrollment: 284
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 57%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 15%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 630
Math: 560 – 670
Combined: 1060 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.6% 18.0%
600-699 33.7% 42.4%
500-599 34.9% 30.2%
400-499 20.9% 8.7%
300-399 2.3% 0.6%
200-299 0.6% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 95%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 24 – 29
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.0% 11.5% 20.3%
24-29 54.2% 40.1% 58.2%
18-23 30.8% 41.3% 18.4%
12-17 2.0% 6.7% 3.1%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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