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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
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#4 in National Universities
#5 in World University Rankings
#2 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#35 in National Universities
#9 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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$53,450Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$55,452
expensive$56,719Graduate Tuitioncheaper$25,558
More$44,820Average Financial Aid AmountLess$28,199
Admission
Higher1,540 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,465 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier18%
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
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller11,574Total EnrollmentLarger21,627
Smaller4,602Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger13,909
Smaller6,972Graduate Student PopulationLarger7,718
Smaller39Online Student PopulationLarger173
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower89%
-Transfer-out Rate7%
Higher99%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,517)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,940)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty14 to 1
1,684Number of faculties1,807
Higher$182,321Average Faculty SalaryLower$127,603
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.