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MIT vs. Stanford

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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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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$56,169
expensive$58,967Graduate Tuitioncheaper$55,011
Less$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountMore$53,346
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,495 SAT
33 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 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
Smaller11,254Total EnrollmentLarger15,953
Smaller4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,366
Smaller6,893Graduate Student PopulationLarger9,587
7,386Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
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
1,681Number of faculties4,224
Lower$179,844Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,567
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.