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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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#4 in National Universities
#5 in World University Rankings
#2 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#2 in National Universities
#6 in World University Rankings
#1 in Massachusetts Colleges
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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$53,450Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$54,002
expensive$56,719Graduate Tuitioncheaper$50,654
Less$44,820Average Financial Aid AmountMore$47,145
Admission
Higher1,540 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Easier7%Acceptance RateTighter5%
Lower77%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable82%
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)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller11,574Total EnrollmentLarger31,566
Smaller4,602Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,950
Smaller6,972Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,616
Smaller39Online Student PopulationLarger4,087
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher97%
99%Retention Rate99%
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: 13,574)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty7 to 1
1,684Number of faculties2,490
Lower$182,321Average Faculty SalaryHigher$202,348
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.