Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student Essentials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Beaver
Nickname: MIT
Website: web.mit.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 42,050
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 42,050
Retention Rate: 98%
Enrollment: 11,501
Year Established: 1861

About MIT

Widely hailed as one of the finest universities in the world, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known for its outstanding academics and cutting-edge research. Though science and engineering remain its main focus, MIT has expanded its offerings in the arts and humanities in recent decades.

This increased emphasis on the arts has had an impact on student life, as well. Student-run theater and dance troupes allow you to develop your creativity, and many programs explore the intersection of art and technology. Plenty of athletic opportunities are available as well, from intramural sports to NCAA Division III programs.

MIT strives to continue its tradition of making tuition affordable. Today, about 20% of MIT undergraduates come from families who earn $47,000 or less. Nine out every ten undergraduate students and about 85% of graduate students receive some form of financial aid. MIT scholarships, state aid and federal grants and loans are the main sources for tuition assistance.

MIT’s admissions are among the most selective in the United States. To help your chances of getting in, it’s highly recommended that you schedule an interview. For undergraduates, the application deadline for early action is November 1, and the regular action deadline is January 1. Application procedures for graduate students vary by department.

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MIT Map & Location

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


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Getting Around MIT

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cambridge, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

MIT Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,446
Freshman Class 1,067
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 11,501

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 40%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 27%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 16%
African American 8%
Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 27%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 39%
Graduate 61%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 47%
Men 53%
International 10%
Domestic 90%

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