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Michigan Tech has a good reputation, but IQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
Michigan Tech has a good reputation, but I feel that they are headed downward. Like many other universities, they are shifting their priorities toward research funding. And thought they have a good reputation, it is only in the eyes of a very small number of entities. Of course they cater to automotive, but I've found that if you hope to find a job outside of the Midwest, the MTU name will not carry you very far.

My biggest complaint with MTU however, is their Mechanical Engineering program. It may have been great at one time, but now they have started a new curriculum which includes the "Mechanical Engineering Practice" courses. This is the 4th semester for these courses, and they are completely disorganized. After 3 semesters, the bugs should be worked out. The main issues are; assignments are unclear, or worded in ways that are extremely confusing; lab steps are out of order; software tutorials are based on outdated software versions (outdated tutorials with steps that no longer exist); assignments are listed under the wrong sections; assignments are due before it is even possible to gather resources (when library has to order engineering standards needed for reference).

Most of the MEP assignments are redundant, and often the material covered is ahead of the course level you are in (expected to understand dynamics or vibes before having taken the applicable courses). The worst part is that they ask for student course reviews every semester, but then THEY NEVER FIX WHAT THEY KNOW IS WRONG!! So much of your time is wasted making sense of the assignments rather than learning.In the end MTU's ME program is no better than anywhere else. You get your general engineering courses that are the same at every ABET program, then a lump of impractical labs and coursework thrown on top. Go to VA Tech, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech, Cal Tech... almost any other "tech" since all the ones listed above have better reputations and job placement anyway.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F
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The bad thing about the school is theQuite BrightGeography and Geosciences
The bad thing about the school is the location. The main city is Houghton. Houghton is a very small town and has an over zealous police department. Houghton police are quick to arrest students and will use unlawful techniques such as sleep deprivation and deception to gain confessions for offenses which did not occur. While the over-weight and out-of-shape Houghton police are quick to arrest college students, they really lack the physical prowess and police skills to work in a real city like Detroit. I recommend that you go to a school where the local police don't pick on students for entertainment. I was glad when I graduated, the school was pretty good, but the city of Houghton really ruins anything good about the school's location.
4th Year Male -- Class 2007
Friendliness: A-, Surrounding City: F
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DO NOT go to Michigan Tech if youQuite BrightChemical Engineering
DO NOT go to Michigan Tech if you want to have a positive experience at school. The social aspect is the only thing that has any value here. You are assigned random shit for homework and then the exams cover different random shit. The professors don't care about the students they just talk. It took my Chemistry professors three and a half weeks to answer a question I asked him; I first asked him face to face and he said he would email me, after two days I asked him again and he said he would get to it when he had the I said three and a half weeks later I finally got an email. FUCK Michigan Tech do not attend here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F
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