Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 321-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 3:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 8%. The most popular test is SAT - 80% of students submitted it in comparison to 47% of students who submitted ACT. 63% are women, and 37% are men. 30% percents of international students. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 23547$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $47806 and $61030 per year. 92% of full-time Massachusetts Institute of Technology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $89,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$23,547
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,128
$30,001 - $48,000$6,697
$48,001 - $75,000$9,544
$75,001 - $110,000$17,992
$110,001+$42,906

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8710

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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23%

Types of financial aids

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3158 of Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Massachusetts Institute of Technology number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$89,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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92%
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduation rate is above the national average.

92% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Massachusetts Institute of Technology completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

17 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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8%

In comparison to National Average

Massachusetts Institute of Technology acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 55%.

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8%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Massachusetts Institute of Technology acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 63%.

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8%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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72%

Total

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72%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

98%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology full-time retention rate is 98% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Massachusetts Institute of Technology students submitting SAT scores

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80%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2120 - 2360

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 680 - 780
Math: 750 - 800
Writing: 690 - 780

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Massachusetts Institute of Technology students submitting ACT scores

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47%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
33 - 35

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 33 - 35
Math: 34 - 36
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 3:1, that means that for every 3 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

3:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3620
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30%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Massachusetts Institute of Technology the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on MIT

The campus located by 77 Massachusetts Ave address in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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MIT in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 0.34% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on MIT are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 321 programs in total: 108 are for Bachelor's degree, 108 - for Master's degree, and 105 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 43 universities in Middlesex county. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the few institutions in Middlesex that offers a Master's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4488 students with 139799 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 6689 with 220430 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

A(t)omic Transcendence). Your soul and consciousness is created in the image of the creator, out of A(t)oms. Atoms create energy energy that can exist Beyond a physical level. Your soul and consciousness, your spirit if you like. Will only be capable of achieving what it believes is possible during it's physical existence. Never achieving what the atoms that make up your soul and Consciousness are capable of = mortality. After all atoms make up everything.

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Overall Rating:

I asked someone if they were a synth. They asked what a synth was. That's what a synth would say! The man called the police after I started trying to strangle him, thank god! I tried to tell the police, but they didn't believe me and Now I'm in jail for assault. These people are dooming themselves!

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Overall Rating:

One of the best universities in the country and in the state of Massachusetts if you like science and computer technology and anything related to innovation. There’s a beautiful coffee place near the university for the students to take breaks but the downside of it is there’s a lot of tourists.

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Overall Rating:

I visited the main building and there was so much to see. The teachers and students were able to be viewed in class and you got to see what the team was working on in technology. I also got to see people in clubs and very into it. I hope I get to go here when I'm older and will do my best to work hard to achieve my goal on attending here.

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Overall Rating:

All of the professors here are so nice, and they're willing to make time for you if you need help with a project, even if you're not an MIT student (as long as you put in the time and show them that you care about your work).The campus is also ever-evolving and very well kept, especially for a school of its size. They work hard to keep as much of the campus as accessible as possible, and you can pretty much go into any building at any time just to see what's going on inside.You can learn a lot from MIT just by being on and around its campus. It's a truly one-of-a-kind place.

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Location & Website

Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +6172531000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: web.mit.edu/student

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