General Information About Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 15,663 Percent Admitted 11% Men Admitted 8% Women Admitted 17% Full Time Retention Rate 97%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 660 760 Math 720 800 Writing 660 750
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 31 34 English 30 35 Math 32 36 Writing 8 10
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 10,968 Native American 75 Asian 1,835 African American 504 Hispanic 782 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,252 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 6,108