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Houghton, Michigan

Michigan Tech Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Michigan Technological University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.5%
Admission Difficulty for Michigan Technological University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Michigan Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,074 out of 5,469 applicants were admitted making Michigan Tech a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent. Michigan Technological University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Michigan Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1230-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Michigan Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Michigan Technological University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1320

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Michigan Technological University?

Michigan Technological University typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Michigan Technological University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >83%
1315 to 1400 Avg + 74%-83%
1230 to 1315 Avg - 63%-74%
1145 to 1230 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1145 Low <50%
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Michigan Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Michigan Technological University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Michigan Technological University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Michigan Tech?

Admission data indicates that Michigan Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Michigan Technological University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Michigan Technological University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >84%
27 to 30 Avg + 74%-84%
25 to 27 Avg - 65%-74%
23 to 25 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 23 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Michigan Technological University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Michigan Technological University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Michigan Tech accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Michigan Technological University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

62% of Michigan Technological University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Michigan Technological University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Michigan Technological University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,638 3,831 5,469
Accepted 1,232 2,842 4,074
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 74%
Enrolled 351 972 1,323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Michigan Technological University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Michigan Technological University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Michigan Technological University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171128 IPEDS survey data for Michigan Technological University.