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Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan
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Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan

Also known as Michigan Tech, Michigan Technological University was founded in 1885. Designed to train mining engineers to work in the area's copper mines, the school, which is located in Houghton, Michigan, was the very first university in the Upper Peninsula. Rated "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review, MTU offers over 130 degrees via five colleges and schools. In addition to engineering, MTU is also known for its stellar science, technology, forestry, and business programs.


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Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours of the MTU campus are available every Monday through Friday during the academic year as well as in the summer.

University Parking

In order to park on the MTU campus, a valid parking permit decal or visitor permit must be placed inside your car and clearly visible.


  • What surrounding attractions should I visit while in the area?

    Attractions on or near the MTU campus include the Breslin Student Events Center, Potter Park Zoo, East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, Ingham County Parks, and the Kresge Art Museum.
  • What outdoor activities are available near the university?

    All types of outdoor activities can be enjoyed within close proximity of MTU, everything from hiking, biking, and skiing to camping, kayaking, and golfing.

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