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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$55,878Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,680
expensive$58,967Graduate Tuitioncheaper$58,443
More$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountLess$42,648
Admission
Easier4.11%Acceptance RateTighter3.92%
Favorable86.23%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower52.94%
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 Credits
Enrollment
Larger11,254Total EnrollmentSmaller2,240
Larger4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller901
Larger6,893Graduate Student PopulationSmaller1,339
7,386Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower93%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Higher98%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)
Faculties
3 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio3 to 1
1,681Number of faculties393
Lower$185,855Average Faculty SalaryHigher$187,414
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.