Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,818

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
0
700-800
99%
600-699
0
30-36
99%
24-29
0
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

3

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,427
Declined 19,885
Total Received 21,312
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Private

4,530

undergraduate students

6,990

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

MIT, founded in 1861, is a private institution. Its 166-acre campus is located in Cambridge.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 11,520
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

166-acre, urban campus in Cambridge (population: 113,630), across the Charles River from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Educational Studies Program
  • Dance Troupe
  • Science Fiction Society
  • The Tech (student newspaper)
  • Anime Club

Top Events

  • SpringFest
  • Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • Brass Rat (Class Ring) Premiere

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Lighted pathways/sidewalks

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
95%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
0
700-800
99%
600-699
0
30-36
99%
24-29
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
School has early action program yes

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,427
Declined 19,885
Total Received 21,312

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 101
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $55,450
Room & board $17,320
Additional fees $368
Books & supplies $830
Other fees $2,182
Total $76,150
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Riflery
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, cheerleading, crew, cycling, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, pistol, rugby, soccer, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, cheerleading, crew, cycling, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, pistol, rugby, soccer, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Anthropology
Architecture
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Cognitive Science
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Financial Mathematics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Science, Technology and Society
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,520

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

39%

4,530
students

Female
47%
2,123

Male
53%
2,407

61%

6,990
students

Female
36%
2,529

Male
64%
4,461

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

4,501
students

Female
47%
2,105

Male
53%
2,396

1%

29
students

Female
63%
18

Male
37%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 99%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

20

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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
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