Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA, USA
4.34 Average Rating

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more commonly referred to as MIT, is a private research university that focuses on scientific and technological research. Located on 166 acres of land in Cambridge, MA, MIT maintains five schools hosting 30 departments, as well as dozens of makerspaces, a wind tunnel, a glass lab, a research nuclear reactor, and more. Home to an array of research centers, such as the Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research and MIT Media Center, more than 85% of undergraduates participate in research initiatives. Students can also take advantage of MIT’s virtual experiential learning programs, such as collaborating with people around the world to tackle global poverty through D-Lab. MIT offers living-learning communities, gender-inclusive housing, Greek life, and more on campus, which features more than 3,500 works of contemporary art.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
7%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
9%
Out-Of-State Students
91%
55%
Submitting ACT
72%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 35
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1532
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,466
Total Number of Undergrads
4,547
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
13%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
92%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
3:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,771
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$51,832
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$51,832
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,510
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$43,248
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,908
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$41,198

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
16%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,530
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,346
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$182
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
450
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
92%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Beaver
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
San Francisco
New York
Washington
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
52%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$153,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.34 Average Rating
mit is all about constructive chaos. the institute provides the resources and environment you need to be creative/innovative then they just kinda yell "go". in a sense, you're on your own to pave your path and make the most of the opportunities, but there's also plenty of help if you seek it.
alicia from oh
An awesome place full of students and professors who are excited to learn and teach each other, who collaborate every day on projects that advance knowledge on topics ranging from aerospace technology to brain and cognitive sciences. Not only do you receive one of the best educations available, you are part of an amazingly talented and enthusiastic group of people who live and learn together as a community. There are opportunities for everything here at MIT, including athletics, study abroad, theater and arts, and numerous research and internship opportunities all over the world.
Margaret from Cambridge, MA
The students here are all brilliant, motivated, inspired people. Everywhere you go there is amazing science happening, and every individual has terrific opportunities through the UROP program and the many research connections that MIT has to gain experience and participate in the lab. The work is difficult, but the opportunities are worth it.
Jedidiah from Acton, ME
I have truly found paradise or I hate this fracking place. Both are true all the time. This is the most stressful, most fun, and most challenging experience I have ever had, and I love it.
Samantha from Sylmar, CA

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