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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Northeastern 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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$55,878Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$57,592
expensive$58,967Graduate Tuitioncheaper$26,095
More$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountLess$28,535
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,475 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier20%
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
Smaller11,254Total EnrollmentLarger22,905
Smaller4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger15,156
Smaller6,893Graduate Student PopulationLarger7,749
Larger7,386Online Student PopulationSmaller663
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower90%
-Transfer-out Rate6%
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
1,681Number of faculties1,885
Higher$179,844Average Faculty SalaryLower$122,650
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.