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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
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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
cheaper$55,878Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,710
expensive$58,967Graduate Tuitioncheaper$42,932
More$50,864Average Financial Aid AmountLess$44,232
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier9%
Favorable77%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower70%
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 EnrollmentLarger26,552
Smaller4,361Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger11,155
Smaller6,893Graduate Student PopulationLarger15,397
Smaller7,386Online Student PopulationLarger17,087
Completion & Outcomes
96%Graduate Rate96%
Higher99%Retention RateLower98%
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: 6,400)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,620)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,416)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty3 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
1,681Number of faculties2,536
Higher$179,844Average Faculty SalaryLower$168,314
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.