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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*#1 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#1 in California 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$56,169
expensive$56,719Graduate Tuitioncheaper$53,151
Less$44,820Average Financial Aid AmountMore$47,106
Admission
Higher1,540 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier7%Acceptance RateTighter4%
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 Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller11,574Total EnrollmentLarger17,381
Smaller4,602Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger7,087
Smaller6,972Graduate Student PopulationLarger10,294
39Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower94%
-Transfer-out Rate1%
99%Retention Rate99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,975)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty5 to 1
1,684Number of faculties4,015
Lower$182,321Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,992
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.