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Tuition

$44,498

$44,498

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,620
Declined + 16,489
Total Received 18,109
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science/Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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School Facts

MIT, founded in 1861, is a private institution. Its 168-acre campus is located in Cambridge.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 11,189
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Codes

SAT 3514
ACT 1858

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

4,503

undergraduate students

6,686

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
700-800
94%
600-699
6%
700-800
70%
600-699
26%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
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Cambridge, MA

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Cambridge, MA

168-acre urban campus in Cambridge (population: 106,038), across the Charles River from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
26 fraternities 42% of male students
 
6 sororities 31% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
98%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
700-800
94%
600-699
6%
700-800
70%
600-699
26%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%
30-36
98%
24-29
2%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,620
Declined + 16,489
Total Received 18,109

Admissions Contact

Stuart Schmill
Dean of Admissions
P: 617 253-3400
F: 617 258-8304
admissions@mit.edu

Cost

Tuition $43,210
Room $7,970
Board $4,774
Additional fees $288
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $57,242
Average Financial Aid - $41,703
Total with Avg. Aid $15,539

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,703

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,272,662
State $218,350
Institutional $86,582,567
Other external $3,619,301
Total $95,692,880

Non-need-based

Federal $1,735,122
State $2,663
Institutional $0
Other external $8,501,098
Total $10,238,883

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
lacrosse
riflery
sailing
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Collegiate Water Polo Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference, New England Football Conference, New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference, Patriot League, Pilgrim League
Mascot
Beaver
School colors
cardinal red and silver gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering/Information Technology
Anthropology
Archeology/Materials
Architecture
Architecture Studies
Atmospheric Science
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Brain/Cognitive Science
Brain/Cognitive Sciences
Building Technology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Practice
Chemical Oceanography
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
City Planning
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Climate Physics/Chemistry
Comparative Media Studies
Computation for Design/Optimization
Computational/Systems Biology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Earth/Atmospheric/Planetary Sciences
Earth/Planetary Sciences
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Electrical Science/Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Systems
Engineering/Management
Environmental Engineering Science
Finance
Foreign Languages/Literature
Health Sciences/Technology
History
Humanities
Humanities/Engineering
Humanities/Science
Linguistics
Linguistics/Philosophy
Literature
Logistics
Management
Management Science
Management Studies
Management of Technology
Manufacturing
Marine Geology/Geophysics
Materials Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Ocean Engineering
Media Arts/Sciences
Media Technology
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Music
Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering
Naval Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Science/Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Oceanographic Engineering
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physical Oceanography
Physics
Planning
Political Science
Polymer Science/Technology
Real Estate Development
Science Writing
Science/Technology/Society
Technology/Policy
Toxicology
Transportation
Urban Studies/Planning
Writing
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Undergraduate

40%

4,503
students

Female
45%
2,038

Male
55%
2,465

Graduate

60%

6,686
students

Female
31%
2,084

Male
69%
4,602

undergraduateFull-time

99%

4,480
students

Female
46%
2,031

Male
54%
2,449

undergraduatePart-time

1%

23
students

Female
31%
7

Male
69%
16

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

92%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Spring: November 15

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 92
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


617 253-3400
admissions@mit.edu

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