Michigan Technological University enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Michigan Tech has a small-town feel, just like its surrounding community, the Copper Country. Many students comment that the size of campus is just right—not so big that it's easy to get lost, but not too small, either. Students also say they feel at home at Michigan Tech, and some even say they feel like part of a family.

One contributing factor to our atmosphere is the average student-to-faculty ratio: 13 to 1.

Students working in a lab.

Although the University community is close-knit, its cultural representation is anything but narrow: in fact, students have represented countries from across the globe, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

Campus Life

Michigan Tech isn’t on the way to anywhere—and Huskies wouldn't have it any other way. When students aren’t in class or conducting research, they participate in more than 220 student organizations, music and fine arts, and cultural events including the Upper Peninsula of Michigan's largest multicultural festival, the Parade of Nations. Whether it's the All-Nighter frenzy to complete a Winter Carnival snow statue, or chasing the Northern Lights right outside your dorm, there’s a lot to do at MTU.

Our 14 varsity athletic teams includes our NCAA Division I men's ice hockey, NCAA Division II men's and women's sports, and intramurals (fact: one-third of MTU students play in broomball leagues). Go Huskies!

Human Ice Bowling? You have to see it—or do it—to believe it.

Experience Tech’s indoor and outdoor adventures on our very own ski, snowboard, and tubing hill, golf course, hiking and biking trails, recreational forest, and waterways.  

Design, duct-tape, and race a cardboard boat on the Keweenaw Waterway.

Housing and Residence Life offers 2,410 beds in four halls, each with its own personality, 348 apartments, six live-in master's level professionals, more than 70 resident assistants, and an intentional strategy to help Huskies grow and succeed, including theme communities. We're not a suitcase school—students stay here on the weekend.

Greek Life is about friendships, and service to campus and community. More than 20 fraternities and sororities are scholars and leaders on campus.

Arts, entertainment, and recreation opportunities all around you.

Our performing arts theatre, the Rozsa Center, can hold an audience of more than 1,000. Near by McArdle Theatre hosts, concerts, music festivals, and more. Hundreds of campus events take place throughout the year. Our 35km trail system, located right across the street from the Student Development Complex, is nationally recognized for quality, variety of terrain and maintenance. This includes 7.5 km of lighted trail and year-round access to walking, running, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snow biking. You will have countless choices for entertainment and to stay fit at Michigan Tech.

Bound together by snow and STEM.

There is nothing easy about Michigan Tech—the classes nor climate. Not to worry. Faculty, staff, and peers track student success and offer programs and resources that put Huskies ahead of the pack.


Residential Community

Each of the University's three residence halls has a different culture. Residence hall groups participate in intramural athletics, hold their own social events and study groups, and get involved in campus-wide events, such as Homecoming and Winter Carnival.

Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), our smallest residence hall, has about 350 student spaces available in the three-story structure. This historic building was constructed in the late 1930s and characterizes that time period, with its beautiful architectural details.

McNair Hall has a great view of the Keweenaw Waterway. The McNair complex consists of three buildings. West McNair has two stories, while East McNair has five stories. These two living units are connected by the dining services building. There are about 650 spaces available for assignment in McNair Hall.

Wadsworth Hall (Wads) is the largest hall—one-quarter mile long and five stories high, with approximately 1,050 spaces available for assignment. Each floor is divided into “houses,” giving you a small community atmosphere.

Apartments are available for rent to married graduate and undergraduate students, single parents, and to students who have senior status or are 21 years of age. Student Group Apartment Housing is also available to all unmarried students living in groups that have earned more than 30 credits.