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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

School Profile

  • Private Four-year University in Cambridge, MA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 12%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 4,153
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,048
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 4,138
Graduate Students: 6,146

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of City/Community/Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $37,782
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $37,782

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Subject Tests
  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 577
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 233
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 90

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Engineers

Rankings

  • Ranked #5 National Universities
  • Ranked #2 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #20 Accounting
  • Ranked #5 Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked #3 Finance
  • Ranked #27 International Business
  • Ranked #9 Management
  • Ranked #1 Management Information Systems
  • Ranked #12 Marketing
  • Ranked #1 Production / Operations Management
  • Ranked #1 Quantitative Analysis
  • Ranked #2 Supply Chain Management / Logistics
  • Ranked #1 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #1 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Ranked #4 Biomedical
  • Ranked #1 Chemical
  • Ranked #8 Civil
  • Ranked #1 Computer
  • Ranked #1 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #7 Environmental / Environmental health
  • Ranked #1 Materials
  • Ranked #1 Mechanical
  • Ranked #1 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #5 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #3 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #22 Accounting
  • Ranked #3 Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked #20 Executive M.B.A.
  • Ranked #6 Finance
  • Ranked #1 Information Systems
  • Ranked #11 Management
  • Ranked #13 Marketing
  • Ranked #1 Production / Operations
  • Ranked #1 Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Ranked #1 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #1 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Ranked #6 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #1 Chemical
  • Ranked #7 Civil
  • Ranked #1 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #1 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #10 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #1 Materials
  • Ranked #1 Mechanical
  • Ranked #3 Nuclear
  • Ranked #2 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #3 Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Ranked #7 Cell Biology
  • Ranked #2 Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics
  • Ranked #7 Microbiology
  • Ranked #2 Molecular Biology
  • Ranked #5 Neuroscience / Neurobiology
  • Ranked #1 Chemistry
  • Ranked #6 Biochemistry
  • Ranked #1 Inorganic
  • Ranked #5 Organic
  • Ranked #2 Physical
  • Ranked #5 Theoretical
  • Ranked #1 Computer Science
  • Ranked #1 Artificial Intelligence
  • Ranked #4 Programming Language
  • Ranked #2 Systems
  • Ranked #1 Theory
  • Ranked #1 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #2 Geochemistry
  • Ranked #7 Geology
  • Ranked #2 Geophysics and Seismology
  • Ranked #1 Economics
  • Ranked #2 Development Economics
  • Ranked #2 Econometrics
  • Ranked #5 Industrial Organization
  • Ranked #5 International Economics
  • Ranked #4 Labor Economics
  • Ranked #1 Macroeconomics
  • Ranked #1 Microeconomics
  • Ranked #1 Public Finance
  • Ranked #28 History
  • Ranked #1 Math
  • Ranked #5 Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry
  • Ranked #6 Analysis
  • Ranked #3 Applied Math
  • Ranked #1 Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Ranked #4 Geometry
  • Ranked #4 Topology
  • Ranked #1 Physics
  • Ranked #1 Atomic / Molecular / Optical
  • Ranked #1 Condensed Matter
  • Ranked #7 Cosmology / Relativity / Gravity
  • Ranked #6 Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory
  • Ranked #2 Nuclear
  • Ranked #2 Plasma
  • Ranked #1 Quantum
  • Ranked #9 Political Science
  • Ranked #12 American Politics
  • Ranked #14 Comparative Politics
  • Ranked #10 International Politics
  • Ranked #10 Political Methodology
  • Ranked #11 Psychology
  • Ranked #6 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Ranked #5 Cognitive Psychology
  • Ranked #5 Experimental Psychology

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Admissions Address

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Rm 3-108
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-3400
Fax: (617) 258-8304
admissions@mit.edu
Contact: Stuart Schmill
Dean of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 10%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 10%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 10%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 16,632
Female applicants 5,017
Male applicants 11,615
Applicants accepted 1,676
Female applicants accepted 798
Male applicants accepted 878
Freshman enrollment 1,067
Female freshman enrollment 480
Male freshman enrollment 587
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 5,683
Early action applicants accepted 590
Early action applicants enrolled 403
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 38%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 723
Students accepting place on wait list 573
Students accepted from wait list 65

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 49%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 98%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 100%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 100%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class 0%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 93%
SAT Critical Reading average score 710
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-760
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 763
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 740-800
 
SAT Writing average score 716
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 670-770
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 32%
Average ACT Composite score 33
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 33-35
 

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