Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private institution established in 1861 with urban setting located at Cambridge, MA. It is ranked 2 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $60,156. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,657. It practices 4-1-4 based academic calendar.

#2 in National Universities
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1861
Selectivity Very High
Size Small
4,657 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $51,832
Outstate Tuition Fee $51,832
Room and Board Fees $19,390
$102,988 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


4% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicant has submitted SAT or ACT Score

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$60,077 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$60,345 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $80,400
58% Students with need received Financial Aid
99.9% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


4,657 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
99% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
89% Students graduate within 6 years