Michigan Tech­no­log­i­cal University

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Michigan Technological University is a public, 4-year institution in Houghton, MI located in the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula on the bank of Portage Lake. The school was founded in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School, then the Michigan College of Mines in 1897. In 1927 the school was renamed the Michigan College of Mining and Technology and finally to Michigan Technological University while retaining its nickname “Michigan Tech” it held since 1927. The rugged 925 acre campus includes Nara Nature Park; the main campus features buildings of modern architecture surrounding an elongated quad. Among notable alumni is former NHL player Tony Esposito.

Academic Programs

Michigan Technological University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s Degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s Degrees and Doctorates in over 130 fields. Noted for English and Teacher Education, the largest program on campus is Engineering. Presently, there are only a few graduate degrees available online. The University is comprised of five undergraduate colleges and schools: College of Engineering, College of Sciences and Arts, School of Business and Economics, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, School of Technology as well as the Graduate School and Pavlis Honors College. Per the Mission Statement, “We deliver action-based undergraduate and graduate education and discover new knowledge through research and innovation. We create solutions for society’s challenges through interdisciplinary education, research, and engagement to advance sustainable economic prosperity, health and safety, ethical conduct, and responsible use of resources. We attract exceptional students, faculty, and staff who understand, develop, apply, manage, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and business to attain the goal of a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. Our success is measured by accomplishments and reputation of our graduates, national and international impact of our research and scholarly activities, and investment in our University.”

Student Life

There are over 5,600 undergraduate students enrolled in Michigan Technological University, most of whom live on campus among the residential options including traditional dormitories, apartments and community living. The University sponsors over 200 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the silver, gold and black Huskies, led by Blizzard T. Husky, field teams in 8 sports and participate in NCAA Division II competition. Among several annual traditions are K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, the annual tradition held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech; later in the year, the Winter Carnival featuring a themed snow sculpture contest. Students recognize the Vision of the school: “Michigan Tech will lead as a global technological university that inspires students, advances knowledge, and innovates to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world.”

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