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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The location of MIT is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

408 Undergraduate Degrees
300 Graduate Degrees
$44,027 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
7% Acceptance Rate

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rankings

We have ranked MIT as #3 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! It is also ranked #1 out of 14 schools in Massachusetts.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

MIT has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MIT.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MIT has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#1 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Computer Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best Schools Course Advisor
#2 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#9 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

Location of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact details for MIT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-1000
Website: web.mit.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MITnews
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mit

How Do I Get Into MIT?

You can apply to MIT online at: my.mit.edu/

Admission Requirements for MIT

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into MIT?

7% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
72% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to MIT, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 7%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 5%, and the acceptance rate for women is 11%.

Average Test Scores

About 72% of students accepted to MIT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 770 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( 720 to 770 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( 770 to 800 )
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800
MIT received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 34 and 36. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( 34 to 36 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( 34 to 36 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( 33 to 35 )
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36

Can I Afford Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

$44,027 Net Price
11% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MIT is $44,027. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MIT, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $8,754 a year. That adds up to $35,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MIT is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,501 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,530 undergraduate students at MIT, with 4,501 being full-time and 29 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MIT

There are also 6,990 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,501 full-time undergraduates at MIT, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MIT

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MIT Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,330
Black or African American 279
Hispanic or Latino 693
White 1,293
International Students 472
Other Races/Ethnicities 434

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 134 countries are represented at MIT. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

39 Took All Classes Online
40 Took At Least One Class Online
759.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 40 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MIT has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of MIT

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was 759.1%. This is the #61 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MIT regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 408 242 39 689
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 6 13 19
TOTAL 408 248 52 708

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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