Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
780
25th
730
75th
800
25th
780
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
34
75th
36
25th
34
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

3

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,457
Declined 18,618
Total Received 20,075
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Private

4,582

undergraduate students

7,613

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 12,195
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
97%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
780
25th
730
75th
800
25th
780
75th
36
25th
35
75th
36
25th
34
75th
36
25th
34

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,457
Declined 18,618
Total Received 20,075

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$50,864

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,450
Room & board $16,000
Books & supplies $830
Total $70,280
Average Financial Aid - $50,864
Total with Avg. Aid $19,416

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,483,170
State $61,655
Institutional $119,726,394
Other external $3,954,063
Total $130,225,282

Non-need-based

Federal $872,728
State $525
Institutional
Other external $2,626,437
Total $3,499,690

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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 258-8600
F: 617 648-9968
sfs@mit.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Sailing yes
Soccer yes yes
Squash yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Water polo yes

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/Recreational Sports

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cycling, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, non-tackled football, pistol, rugby, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference, Patriot League, Collegiate Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes yes yes
Computational Biology. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes
History, General. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Management Science. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Meteorology. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes yes
Operations Research. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Planetary Astronomy and Science. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Real Estate Development. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes yes
Systems Engineering. yes yes
Transportation and Highway Engineering. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science/engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering/computer Science

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,195

total students

5%

in-state

95%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

38%

4,582
students

Female
47%
2,144

Male
53%
2,438

62%

7,613
students

Female
36%
2,723

Male
64%
4,890

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

4,581
students

Female
47%
2,143

Male
53%
2,438

0%

1
students

Female
100%
1

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 15

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 97
Countries most often represented China
India
Israel
Singapore
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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