Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 11,376
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 3:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,900 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 19,020 applications and only 1,511 students were granted admission. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is at the #6 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 50% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 76% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1460 to 1590
ACT33 to 35

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's tuition was $48,140 for all students regardless of residency (79.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,544 (which is 3.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016-2017, was 153, which is 14% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,319 (which is 7.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has enrolled a total of 11,376 students (11,183 students full-time and 193 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,376 students, 20 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 61% men and 39% women and 4,524 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,852 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 49 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 32%

Non-resident alien: 30%

Asian: 17%

Hispanic: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 31% 920
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 25% 717
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 9% 257
Mathematics And Statistics 7% 215
Architecture And Related Services 6% 174
Physical Sciences 6% 166
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 120
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 69
Social Sciences 2% 60
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 11

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates 6 years after enrollment is $79,800. Last year, out of the total 1,023 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 941 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,012 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 911 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $79,800 $94,200
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 1,023 1,012

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Boston University
0.8 mile away
Berklee College of Music
0.9 mile away
Fisher College
1 mile away
Cambridge College
1.1 mile away
Northeastern University
1.4 mile away