Reviews for Michigan Technological University
Michigan Tech is great. The location alone drew me to the school. It is one of the snowiest cities in America and in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. I visited campus during the summer and loved it. My tour of campus was very informative and in depth, and my guide happened to graduate from my high school! Tour accommodations were very generous, I was given VIP passes to everything a student can use for free: such as the golf course, sports events, and the ski area (not open in the summer of course). The surrounding area is very quaint, the sister cities of Houghton and Hancock are small but established. There is also plenty of history in the area, as the area was a huge exporter of copper. When I was there I visited the mineral museum and learned about the history of mining and got to see rocks and minerals that boggled my mind. A very nice school, not too big, not too small.
I don't know much about the academics of the school, but I do know that class size is relatively small, and the programs are mainly of engineering disciplines. Also, the academics must be at least good if MTU has over a 90% placement rate.
College life at Michigan Tech is unparalleled. Instead of dreading snow, students at MTU can't wait for it. Each year school is closed for the 4 day Winter Carnival. Some carnival events are building huge snow sculptures, broom-ball, beard contests, ice fishing, skating, curling, and occasionally setting snow related world records. Outside of Carnival, students also have season passes to the local ski hill and access to miles of ski trails. During the warm months, students can do anything from mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, golfing, or going to the beach. Even though Houghton and Hancock are established cities, they are surrounded by wilderness, which is a huge benefit if you love nature. Sports at Michigan Tech is mainly inter-mural except for Hockey. MTU is also a smaller school, so if you want to play sports (even if you aren't that great), it is really easy to find a team. There are also plenty of student organizations, I actually got connected with one the few days I was there. My tour guide who graduated from my high school invited me to her youth group meeting and I met some cool people.
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