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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$55,878Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$59,816
cheaper$58,967Graduate Tuitionexpensive$59,418
More$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountLess$38,797
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,405 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier20%
Favorable77%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower27%
High School GPA
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 Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller11,254Total EnrollmentLarger32,718
Smaller4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger16,872
Smaller6,893Graduate Student PopulationLarger15,846
Larger7,386Online Student PopulationSmaller2,849
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower89%
Higher99%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
1,681Number of faculties3,946
Higher$179,844Average Faculty SalaryLower$131,877
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.