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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), 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, 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$53,450Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,072
cheaper$56,719Graduate Tuitionexpensive$57,666
More$44,820Average Financial Aid AmountLess$33,085
Admission
Higher1,540 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,425 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier19%
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
Smaller11,574Total EnrollmentLarger34,657
Smaller4,602Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger18,515
Smaller6,972Graduate Student PopulationLarger16,142
Smaller39Online Student PopulationLarger2,534
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower88%
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
1,684Number of faculties3,841
Higher$182,321Average Faculty SalaryLower$138,299
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.