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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded in 1861, is a private institution, and, like all great institutions of higher education, it is grounded in the past, interacts with the present and aspires to influence the future. The school applies its talents to problems posed by society, industry, commerce, arts, healing and politics. It has defined new forms of research, scholarship and education. MIT students, faculty and staff are deeply engaged in the process of learning in the classroom, in the laboratory and from each other. There is an exhilarating sense of being at the cutting edge. MIT is intense and demanding, yet the atmosphere is collegial. Its students are an important part of one of the world's great institutions of learning and exploration. MIT, with technology and natural science at its core, and encompassing the work of humanistic scholars, social scientists, architects, planners, management experts and artists, plays a major role in the establishment of a new world security, in which all nations are united by the need for a safe and healthy environment. The school shows us how to mend our nation's social and racial rifts, provides a model for all of us to enhance industrial quality, productivity and especially knowledge. MIT students join a community of scholars and practitioners whose work is challenging, energizing and of enormous importance to this new world security. The quality, style and content of its educational programs will prepare students for a wide variety of leadership positions in industry, academia and public service, leadership essential to a vital future in an increasingly technological and interdependent world. Its 155-acre campus is located in Cambridge.

Website: web.mit.edu/

(46.9%) 2,123 Women
(53.1%) 2,407 Men


Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
7% of 21,312 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Early Decision Offered
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
789 average
780-800 range of middle 50%
743 average
730-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
35 average
34-36 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met
Average Freshman Award
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Cambridge Population
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
25% of women participate
45% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
33.0% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
8.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
10.1% from 101 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
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