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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
MIT is an elite private college located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,476 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the MIT acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics & Statistics. Graduating 93% of students, MIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $79,800.
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
8%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1460-1590
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,576/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,968/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,029/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,633/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,544/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,237/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,476Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    43%
  • Atypical
    20%
  • Creative
    20%
  • Exceptional
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • "Drinking from a firehose"
    73%
  • It's pretty chill
    18%
  • Innovative
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$94,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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There were some crucial facts about MIT which made me to apply to it. Here are they:
1. My first choice is chemical engineering and I always adored to conduct researches in laboratories. Therefore, when I applied to colleges first of all I looked if they have a good undergraduate research opportunities. In MIT with the help UROP I could start researching even from freshman class.
2. Its pass no record style of educating freshmen. There is no grading in the first semester. Instead, one gets "Pass" or "Fail" in his or her transcript. It allows students not to stress too much on grades, but explore the university and majors.
3. Of course it is the best university in the field of chemical engineering. Top notch professors, smart peers and the best laboratories makes MIT unique.
4. It's financially available for all international students. MIT's need blind policy makes it affordable for all who want to attend it.

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MIT has a wonderful, academic atmosphere which supports diverse teams in finding creative new approaches to existing problems in the world. From coursework, to classmates, to the resources, to the facilities, it is unparalleled!
I think MIT is a great school! The professors really care, and the environment is full of learning. Many describe MIT as "drinking from a firehose," but I think that in my case the firehose was shooting out awesomeness and knowledge.