4,527
Students
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47,451
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
7
7%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a University institution located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 3-108
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307
United States
Contact Admissions Counselors
Email: admissions@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-3400
Fax: 617-258-8304

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,247
Applied
1,452
Accepted
4,527
Enrolled
7%
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Female Admissions

6,254
Females Applied
718
Females Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

13,993
Males Applied
734
Males Accepted
5%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st March 20th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer February 15th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 747 720 770
SAT Math 781 770 800
ACT Composite 34 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,520
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Fees

312
Full-time student fees
15,510
Room & board
9,890
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

47,451
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,524
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
51,727
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,591
Avg. Loan Aid
45,570
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,527
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.37%
Black or African American 6.28%
White or Caucasian 33.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 26.62%
Two or more races 6.86%
Other 1.49%

Gender

Male (54.23%)
Female (46.21%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 94%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Independent Activities Period (IAP), Brass Rat (Class Ring) Premiere and Campus Preview Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Educational Studies Program, Dance Troupe, Science Fiction Society, The Tech (student newspaper) and Anime Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark 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 Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Riflery No Division 3 No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark 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 Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Riflery No Division 3 No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,576
Total Faculty
3:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,283
Part-time - 293
Male - 1,151
Female - 425