#9 Best Colleges in America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Student Population
Massachusetts Institute of Technology overview
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Online mit.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Massachusetts Institute of Technology overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 21,312 prospective students applied, and 1,427 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,102 enrolled in the school.  11,402 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 172 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $53,450 plus fees of $340. MIT is ranked 9 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



MIT is rated within the top 2% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1510/1570
ACT 34/36
GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
Massachusetts Institute of Technology overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$820
Other Fees$340
Room and Board $16,390
Budget for Other Expenses$2,160
Total One Year Cost$73,160

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$142,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
93% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 41%
Computer and Information Sciences 13%
Physical Sciences 10%
Mathematics 8%
Biology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166683 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Current students may use the Massachusetts Institute of Technology GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.