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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
University Website: web.mit.edu/student/
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Coordinates: 42°21′35″N 71°05′32″W / 42.35982°N 71.09211°W / 42.35982; -71.09211

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research.

Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT's early emphasis on applied technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with industry. Curricular reforms under Karl Compton and Vannevar Bush in the 1930s re-emphasized basic scientific research. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934. Researchers worked on computers, radar, and inertial guidance during World War II and the Cold War. Post-war defense research contributed to the rapid expansion of the faculty and campus under James Killian.

The current 168-acre (68.0 ha) campus opened in 1916 and extends over 1 mile (1.6 km) along the northern bank of the Charles River basin. In the past 60 years, MIT's educational disciplines have expanded beyond the physical sciences and engineering into fields such as biology, economics, linguistics, and management.

MIT enrolled 4,384 undergraduates and 6,510 graduate students for the 2011–2012 school year. MIT received 18,109 undergraduate applicants for the class of 2016, with only 1,620 offered admittance, an acceptance rate of 8.9%. It employs around 1,000 faculty members. Seventy-eight Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, and 38 MacArthur Fellows are currently or have previously been affiliated with the university. MIT has a strong entrepreneurial culture. The aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world.

The "Engineers" sponsor 33 sports, most teams of which compete in the NCAA Division III's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference; the Division I rowing programs compete as part of the EARC and EAWRC.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $40,460.00 avg tuition

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

Apply online Admissions:
web.mit.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
web.mit.edu/sfs/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Statistics:
Applied 17,909
Admitted 1,742 10%
Enrolled total 1,125
Full Time: 1,125
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 670 770
SAT Math 740 800
SAT Writing 680 770
ACT Composite 32 35
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 34 36
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 98%
4-year graduation rate 83%
6-year graduation rate 91%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-02-15
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $40,460.00 $40,460.00 $40,460.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $272.00 $272.00 $272.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $630.00 $630.00 $630.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $40,460.00 $40,460.00 $40,460.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $2,120.00 $2,120.00 $2,120.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $630.00 $630.00 $630.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,775.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,713.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $75.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,050.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 88%
Percent receiving grant aid 65%
Avg amount of grant aid $32,550.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 28%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,561.00

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X X
Real Estate Development X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Neuroscience X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business/Commerce, General X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia X
Journalism, Other X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Computer Science X X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Nuclear Engineering X X
Operations Research X
Systems Engineering X
Transportation and Highway Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
Linguistics X
HISTORY
History, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cognitive Science X
Mathematics and Computer Science X
Science, Technology and Society X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Meteorology X
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical X
Physics, General X X
Planetary Astronomy and Science X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Music, General X

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
FIRST Scholarship - MIT Varies February 15, 2015
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