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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$56,862Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$53,450
cheaper$56,649Graduate Tuitionexpensive$56,719
Less$42,648Average Financial Aid AmountMore$50,864
Admission
Higher1,555 SAT
36 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,545 SAT
35 ACT
7%Acceptance Rate7%
Lower44%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable77%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller2,240Total EnrollmentLarger11,254
Smaller901Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger4,361
Smaller1,339Graduate Student PopulationLarger6,893
-Online Student Population7,386
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher96%
4%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)
Faculties
3 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio3 to 1
393Number of faculties1,681
Higher$181,321Average Faculty SalaryLower$179,844
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.