The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded in 1861, is a private institution, and, like all great institutions of higher education, it is grounded in the past, interacts with the present and aspires to influence the future. The school applies its talents to problems posed by society, industry, commerce, arts, healing and politics. It has defined new forms of research, scholarship and education. MIT students, faculty and staff are deeply engaged in the process of learning in the classroom, in the laboratory and from each other. There is an exhilarating sense of being at the cutting edge. MIT is intense and demanding, yet the atmosphere is collegial. Its students are an important part of one of the world's great institutions of learning and exploration. MIT, with technology and natural science at its core, and encompassing the work of humanistic scholars, social scientists, architects, planners, management experts and artists, plays a major role in the establishment of a new world security, in which all nations are united by the need for a safe and healthy environment. The school shows us how to mend our nation's social and racial rifts, provides a model for all of us to enhance industrial quality, productivity and especially knowledge. MIT students join a community of scholars and practitioners whose work is challenging, energizing and of enormous importance to this new world security. The quality, style and content of its educational programs will prepare students for a wide variety of leadership positions in industry, academia and public service, leadership essential to a vital future in an increasingly technological and interdependent world. Its 155-acre campus is located in Cambridge.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
4,361
Undergraduates
2,281
Men - 52.3%
2,081
Women - 47.7%
6,893
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
7% of 20,075 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
780-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34-36 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,202
Tuition and Fees
$55,510
Room and Board
$18,100
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,052
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,735
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,318
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
44%
10-19
25%
20-29
9%
30-39
5%
40-49
3%
50-99
9%
Over 100
4%
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Cambridge Population
119,192
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
Sororities
26% of women participate
Fraternities
39% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
36.1%
Black/African-American
7.5%
Hispanic/Latino
17.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
28.6%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
10.3% from 98 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
37.0%
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