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Overall Niche Grade
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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 4,510 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the MIT acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics. Graduating 94% of students, MIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $82,200.
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
7%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1490-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,230/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$43,248/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

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
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,510Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    44%
  • Atypical
    18%
  • Creative
    18%
  • Exceptional
    15%
  • Driven
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • "Drinking from a firehose"
    73%
  • It's pretty chill
    13%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Innovative
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$104,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reviews

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MIT is an outstanding university with numerous and diverse opportunities in research and academics. Classes at MIT are indeed difficult, with homework and associated studying consuming a large chunk of time. The beauty of this is that it pushes students to go above and beyond their previous understanding of what they believed themselves to be capable of. Additionally, the explorative and creative atmosphere which springs from the vibrancy of the student body and the faculty is second to none. There are so many chances to do great things at MIT, even as an undergrad!
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a fantastic school that offers students an opportunity to explore anything. The staff is second to none and always encourage students to challenge themselves in whatever it is they are passionate about. Walking down the halls, you feel the energy and passion from students. The students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology live and breathe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Everyone on campus is there to make the world a better place and that is what makes MIT so special. Everyone is highly intelligent and capable, but it’s the common desire to give back that makes the campus.
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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