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Michigan Technological University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admissions at Michigan Technological University are moderately competitive. International students may apply for admission for either Fall or Spring semester, with some programs also being offered during summers. The university offers a study program at its campus as well as online.

With an acceptance rate of 76%, Michigan Technology University enrolls more than 7,200 students each year. Currently, the university offers more than 43 undergraduate and 57 graduate programs including Master’s, Ph.D., Certificate and Accelerated Masters.

Michigan Tech has seven different colleges and schools offering about 120-degree programs across the fields of sciences, arts, engineering, technology, business and mathematics. It also offers various options for interdisciplinary education.

In the academic year of 2019-2020, MTU saw a total enrollment of 7,041 students. Out of this, 780 students belonged to foreign countries. Overall, 1,460 new undergraduates were enrolled at Michigan Tech.

  • The university invites applications for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.
  • Admitted students had an average SAT score of 1263
  • Admitted students had an average high school GPA of 3.78
  • About 56.5% of the admitted students were among the top 20% of their high school graduating class
  • Median starting salary of a Michigan Tech graduate is 66,400 USD
  • About 93% undergraduate and 95% of graduate students got placed after their studies


Application PortalOnline portal
Application FeeNIL
Acceptance rate76%
Average SAT score1263
Average ACT score27.2
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/Visa/Check/e-check/Cash/Traveler’s check
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships
International AdmissionsMTU International Admissions

Michigan Technological University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

International Applicants
FallApril 1
SpringSeptember 1

Almost all programs have rolling deadlines, however it is best to confirm with your program of choice and apply accordingly.

Michigan Technological University International Student Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is the same as that for US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements. Also, they have to carefully review their visa process.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English, must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.72 in the last two years of their previous program.
  • Different standardized exam scores as per program requirements.
    • ACT/SAT
    • GRE/GMAT
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Most programs require two to three Letters of recommendation.
  • An updated resume
  • Letter of Intent or statement of purpose which highlights an applicant’s career objective and future goals.
  • Departmental requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, some departments require a separate departmental application, portfolio, audition or interview.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL, IELTS, and/or Pearson scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments may have different score requirements.

TestMinimum required score
Pearson Test of English (PTE)53

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 or DS-2019 form and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

Michigan Technological University Undergraduate Admissions

Michigan Technology University offers more than 43 undergraduate courses to all the applicants and has a current undergraduate enrolment count of 5,917. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply Michigan Technology University Undergraduate Application portal

Application Fee: NIL

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 1464
    • ACT code: 2030
  • Proof of residency
  • Guidance counselor’s recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants

Michigan Technological University Graduate Admissions

Michigan Technological University offers more than 57 graduate courses to all the applicants. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAFall: July 1
Spring: December 1
GRE/GMAT 50% or more Statistics and principles of economics GPA 3.0 or moreTOEFL- 95
Biomedical Engineering – MS, PhDFall PhD: January 15;
Spring PhD: July 1
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent Official transcript Minimum GPA of 3.25 GRE Recommended 160 Quantitative,
153 Verbal, 3.0 or higher Analytical Writing Resume 3 Letters of Recommendations; Student Statement
TOEFL-iBT: 110;
IELTS: 8.0
Chemical Engineering – MS, PhDFall: January 154-year undergraduate degree; Official transcript; GPA of 3.0 or higher;
GRE score; 2 Letters of Recommendations; Student Statement
TOEFL-iBT: 94;
Civil Engineering – MS, PhDSummer: February 15;
Spring: September 15; Fall: January 15
Minimum GPA of 3.0; 4-year undergraduate degree; Official transcript
GRE score; 2 Letters of Recommendations; Student Statement
TOEFL-iBT: 100;
Electrical Engineering – MS, PhDFall: February 15;
Spring: August 15
4-year undergraduate degree; Official transcript; GPA of 3.0 or higher;
GRE score; 2 Letters of Recommendations; Student Statement
TOEFL-iBT: 100
Engineering Mechanics – MSFall: March 1;
Spring: August 1
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any closely related technical field 2 Letters of Recommendations; Résumé; GPA of 3.0 or higher; GRE; Recommended 162 Quantitative, 153 Verbal; Student StatementIELTS: 7;

The admissions at Michigan Technology University are considered to be moderately selective and it is highly recommended to apply at least one semester in advance of projected admission in any of the MS courses.

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