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

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent 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-prepatory 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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
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/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.
Anthropology, General.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
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, General.
Computational Biology.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
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.
Geophysics and Seismology.
History, General.
Journalism, Other.
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.
Meteorology.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Nuclear Engineering.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Operations Research.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Planetary Astronomy and Science.
Political Science and Government, General.
Real Estate Development.
Science, Technology and Society.
Systems Engineering.
Transportation and Highway Engineering.
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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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