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IPEDS ID: 166683
OPE ID: 00217800
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
General information:  (617) 253-1000
Website:  web.mit.edu/student/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,189 (4,503 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty5,390594
Instructional1,229263
Research and public service4,161331
Total graduate assistants-3,079
Instructional-593
Research-2,486
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$39,212$40,732$42,050$43,4983.4%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,234$11,775$12,188$12,7444.6%
Other$1,714$1,713$1,772$1,7780.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,714$1,713$1,772$1,7780.3%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,210$55,270$57,010$59,0203.5%
Off Campus with Family$41,976$43,495$44,822$46,2763.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$43,210
Fees$2,376
  • MIT policy requires all freshmen students to live on campus for the duration of their first year at MIT. Rare exceptions are made to this policy. The student is required to submit a letter of petition to the Housing Office requesting to live off campus during his/her first year at MIT. Most petitions granted demonstrate an extraordinary need to live off campus.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid199087%————
Grant or scholarship aid63756%$23,112,595$36,284
Federal grants19918%$2,045,181$10,277
Pell grants18416%$796,581$4,329
Other federal grants17415%$1,248,600$7,176
State/local government grant or scholarships252%$49,936$1,997
Institutional grants or scholarships62255%$21,017,478$33,790
Student loan aid21219%$1,785,161$8,421
Federal student loans19217%$1,190,894$6,203
Other student loans353%$594,267$16,979
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,20371%$105,796,241$33,030
Pell grants82218%$3,435,785$4,180
Federal student loans89720%$6,602,027$7,360
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$20,660$20,629$20,726
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,672$4,995$5,554
$30,001 – $48,000$5,547$4,448$7,853
$48,001 – $75,000$10,548$7,976$8,405
$75,001 – $110,000$17,497$19,409$17,072
$110,001 and more$37,233$38,469$41,091
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment11,189
Undergraduate enrollment4,503
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Graduate enrollment6,686
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 24%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 8%
Out-of-state: 79%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,98913,3805,609
Percent admitted8%6%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled72%75%68%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT95385%
ACT44740%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading680770
SAT Math750800
SAT Writing690780
ACT Composite3335
ACT English3335
ACT Math3436
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 93%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 85%
6-year: 93%
8-year: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 91%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 87%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture13628
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning66913
Real Estate Development-21-
Category total1915221
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General57225
Computational Biology318
Neuroscience3304
Category total93337
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General3774321
Category total3774321
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-2916
Journalism, Other-9-
Mass Communication/Media Studies611-
Category total64916
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-11-
Computer Science18611827
Category total18612927
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering415826
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering541141
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering35--
Chemical Engineering314139
Civil Engineering, General15527
Electrical and Electronics Engineering659546
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering10196
Materials Engineering431530
Mechanical Engineering15414663
Nuclear Engineering101113
Operations Research-711
Systems Engineering-166d18
Transportation and Highway Engineering-280
Category total458649d300
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0--
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total1--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0--
Linguistics008
Category total008
History
History, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7--
Category total7--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General64-22
Category total64-22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science1309
Mathematics and Computer Science23--
Science, Technology and Society000
Category total3609
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0-2
Category total0-2
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-04
Chemistry, General261328
Geology/Earth Science, General715
Geophysics and Seismology-51
Meteorology-13
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-412
Physics, General71537
Planetary Astronomy and Science-22
Category total1043192
Social Sciences
Anthropology0--
Economics, General27126
Political Science and Government, General336
Category total30432
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General1--
Category total1--
Grand total1,0421,760587
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball27
Basketball1613
Fencing2320
Field Hockey24
Football58
Lacrosse2920
Rowing7980
Sailing30
Soccer2829
Softball13
Swimming and Diving2932
Tennis1616
Track and Field, Indoor4440
Track and Field, Outdoor4536
Track and Field, X-Country1627
Volleyball1416
Water Polo18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations022
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible367
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery221
Aggravated assault110
Burglary22165
Motor vehicle theft111
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible167
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery010
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1161
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate1.7%0.5%
Number in default145
Number in repayment796876
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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