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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+
MITT is an elite private college located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,557 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the MITT acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics. Graduating 94% of students, MITT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $82,200.
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

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.

MIT Admissions

Acceptance Rate
7%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1500-1570
ACT Range
34-36
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,971/ 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
$48,459/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

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
4,557Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Innovative
    45%
  • Atypical
    18%
  • Creative
    18%
  • Exceptional
    15%
  • Driven
    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 4 responses
  • It's pretty chill
    50%
  • Fast-paced
    25%
  • Innovative
    25%

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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I've had a somewhat unique experience at MIT because unlike the majority of students, I'm not an engineering major. (GASP!) I majored in Brain & Cognitive Sciences (essentially neuroscience) and minored in Anthropology. I adored both of those departments - the classes, the teachers, the admins, the research opportunities. I know some other majors like chemical engineering are more difficult and aren't quite as adored by their students.

If you ask a student what there favorite part about MIT is, 90% of the time they will say the people. Being a specialized and somewhat quirky school, students at MIT have so much in common. Usually, that commonality is a passion to make a difference, openmindedness/acceptance, and a desire to play hard when not studying. Our student groups are varied and vibrant and our party scene is known as the best in Boston, but ultimately, we thrive on our close-knit community and appreciation for one another.
Going into MIT I though I was smart - really smart, but I later found out that, yes, while I am smart, everyone else here is SUPER smart. This can go two ways - you can fall victim to imposter syndrome (believing you don't belong, you're not good enough) or you can rise to the occasion and leverage your peers and upperclassmen friends. That is what makes MIT - the people here are unlike people you've ever met. They're supportive, helpful, passionate, and they CARE about you more than you think. MIT is a tough place and it will put you in your place, but it does that to everyone. The playing field is even, there's no grading on a "curve" and we're not too competitive with each other (when it comes to classes). Your friends will help you with psets, career advise, clubs, and everything else - just as you would help them too. MIT is its own beautiful community with a home for everyone.