Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ranking & Review

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate7%5%11%
Enrolled undergraduates1,097592505
Enrolled total (including graduate students)11,4666,9834,483

44 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

44 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores787
Percent of students submitting SAT scores72%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores600
Percent of students submitting ACT scores55%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $67,430 $67,430
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,720 and other expenses per full academic year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,660 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $49,580 $49,580
Fees for full-time undergraduates $312 $312
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $770 $770
Tuition for Full-time graduates $49,580 $49,580
Fees for full-time graduates $3,312 $3,312
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $770 $770

Programs and Degrees

Engineering 462 577 305 1,344
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17 674 9 700
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 342 183 37 562
Mathematics and Statistics 77 115 19 211
Architecture and Related Services 14 149 16 179
Physical Sciences 67 15 97 179
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 79 11 64 154
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6 61 14 81
Social Sciences 21 4 38 63
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 22 11 33
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1 8 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 1 4 7
English Language and Literature & Letters 2 2
History 1 1
Visual and Performing Arts
Grand Total1,1211,7906223,533

A total of 1,121 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,412 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate94%92%96%
  • Full-time retention rate - 99%

General info

Alternative namesMIT
MottoMens et Manus
Mind and Hand
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal red, steel gray
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff12,842
Instructional FTE1,456
Research FTE4,555
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (617) 258 8762

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