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  • General Address :
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
    Phone: (617) 253-1000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 10,000 - 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate

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  • About the School:
  • The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

    The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

    The Institute admitted its first students in 1865, four years after the approval of its founding charter. The opening marked the culmination of an extended effort by William Barton Rogers, a distinguished natural scientist, to establish a new kind of independent educational institution relevant to an increasingly industrialized America. Rogers stressed the pragmatic and practicable. He believed that professional competence is best fostered by coupling teaching and research and by focusing attention on real-world problems. Toward this end, he pioneered the development of the teaching laboratory.

    Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle—continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants18,98913,3805,609
    Percent admitted8%6%13%
    Percent admitted who enrolled72%75%68%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading680770
    SAT Math750800
    SAT Writing690780
    ACT Composite3335
    ACT English3335
    ACT Math3436
    ACT Writing810
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$39,212$40,732$42,050$43,4983.4%
    Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,000$1,0000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$11,234$11,775$12,188$12,7444.6%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$53,210$55,270$57,010$59,0203.5%
    Off Campus with Family$41,976$43,495$44,822$46,2763.2%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (617) 253-4971
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid199087%————
    Grant or scholarship aid63756%$23,112,595$36,284
    Federal grants19918%$2,045,181$10,277
    Pell grants18416%$796,581$4,329
    Other federal grants17415%$1,248,600$7,176
    State/local government grant or scholarships252%$49,936$1,997
    Institutional grants or scholarships62255%$21,017,478$33,790
    Student loan aid21219%$1,785,161$8,421
    Federal student loans19217%$1,190,894$6,203
    Other student loans353%$594,267$16,979

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid13,20371%$105,796,241$33,030
    Pell grants82218%$3,435,785$4,180
    Federal student loans89720%$6,602,027$7,360

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