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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a nonprofit private institution located in Cambridge, MA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Approximately 11,000 students are enrolled annually at MIT.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Physical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to MIT achieve an SAT score within the range of 2090 - 2340, or an ACT score within the range of 32 - 35. Competition runs high for admissions, given that only 10% of students who applied are accepted to the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $45,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $8,000. MIT may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

The MIT Engineers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division III)

Students who would like to view more about MIT can check out their website at http://web.mit.edu/student/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a total student population of about 11,000, with undergraduate students making up about 40% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $46,000-$56,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $730-$870 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$39,339
Receiving Student Loans21%$7,906
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology may provide services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 93%, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years84%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Womens & Mens Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (New England Womens & Mens Athletic Conference)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Sailing
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Massachusetts Institute of Technology for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
8.30%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
88%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
3:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$35,239