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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, 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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$55,878Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$55,587
expensive$58,967Graduate Tuitioncheaper$52,170
Less$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountMore$52,257
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,520 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
Smaller11,254Total EnrollmentLarger30,391
Smaller4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,527
Smaller6,893Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,864
Smaller7,386Online Student PopulationLarger27,933
Completion & Outcomes
Lower96%Graduate RateHigher98%
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
1,681Number of faculties2,455
Lower$179,844Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,515
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.