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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Cambridge, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 45%55%
    student ratio
  • 4,528
    total students
  • $43,210 | $43,210
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 8%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 769
    sat math
  • 723
    sat reading
  • 728
    sat writing
  • 34
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computational Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science, Technology and Society
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

8% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied18,989
    • Accepted1,548
    • Acceptance Rate8%
    • Enrolled4,528
    • Female Applicants5,609
    • Females Accepted740
    • Female Acceptance Rate13%
    • Male Applicants13,380
    • Males Accepted808
    • Male Acceptance Rate6%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      SAT, ACT or TOEFL. Two SAT II Subject tests: one in math and one in science
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st March 20th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 15th May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 723 680 770
    • SAT Math 769 750 800
    • SAT Writing 728 690 780
    • ACT Composite 34 33 35
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$43,210
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,210
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$288.00
    • Room and board *$12,744.00
    • Room only *$7,970.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,528
    • Male Student Percentage55%
    • Female Student Percentage45%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino16.36%
    • Black or African American5.28%
    • White or Caucasian36.93%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.27%
    • Asian23.94%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races5.06%
    • Unknown2.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout9.6% representing 91 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students91% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 88%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Educational Studies Program, Dance Troupe, Science Fiction Society, The Tech (student newspaper), Anime Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rifle No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rifle No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,506
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage26%
    • Male Percentage74%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 10,908 students to 1,320 faculty

Location & Contact

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
USA

Admissions Counselors

Phone: 617-253-3400
Fax: 617-258-8304
Email: admissions@mit.edu



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