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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA, USA
4.39 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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
9%
Out of State Students
80%
0
100
7%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 35
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1507
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,574
Total Number of Undergrads
4,602
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
3:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,230
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,790
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,790
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%
Average Aid Per Year
$43,248
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
450
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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
54%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$104,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
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
MIT is one of the best, if not THE best, engineering school in the country, but don't overlook other programs like business or economics, which are also great at MIT. MIT has a strong sense of collaboration that it promotes from your first visit on campus through its extensive alumni networks, which can be rare in such high-caliber colleges. It's a great place to be all around, as long as you're up for the challenge and the workload.
Alex from New York

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