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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: (617) 253-1000
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • 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.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • 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 75.0
    Asian 1,835.0
    African American 504.0
    Hispanic 782.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,252
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 6,108

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