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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:  11,331 (4,527 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  3 to 1
Admissionsweb.mit.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinemy.mit.edu/
Financial Aidweb.mit.edu/sfs/
Net Price Calculatorweb.mit.edu/sfs/afford/financial_aid_calculator.html
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransveterans.mit.edu
Mission Statement
  web.mit.edu/mission.html
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty5,834688
Instructional1,314311
Research and public service4,520377
Total graduate assistants-3,299
Instructional-677
Research-2,622
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$42,050$43,498$45,016$46,7043.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,188$12,744$13,224$13,7303.8%
Other$1,772$1,778$1,790$1,8161.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,772$1,778$1,790$1,8161.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$57,010$59,020$61,030$63,2503.6%
Off Campus with Family$44,822$46,276$47,806$49,5203.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$46,400
Fees$2,872
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid191788%————
Grant or scholarship aid58656%$23,052,452$39,339
Federal grants18217%$1,426,939$7,840
Pell grants18117%$799,534$4,417
Other federal grants15715%$627,405$3,996
State/local government grant or scholarships202%$35,860$1,793
Institutional grants or scholarships58056%$21,589,653$37,224
Student loan aid21721%$1,715,590$7,906
Federal student loans18718%$1,170,648$6,260
Other student loans485%$544,942$11,353
  • 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 aid13,15870%$111,286,252$35,239
Pell grants80618%$3,508,904$4,353
Federal student loans82718%$5,822,003$7,040
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$20,726$22,212$21,691
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$5,554$5,128$8,803
$30,001 – $48,000$7,853$6,697$6,391
$48,001 – $75,000$8,405$9,544$11,650
$75,001 – $110,000$17,072$17,992$18,365
$110,001 and more$41,091$42,906$41,018
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment11,331
Undergraduate enrollment4,527
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment19
Graduate enrollment6,804
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 25%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 11%
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: 80%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,30612,7505,556
Percent admitted8%6%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled73%76%70%
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 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT88980%
ACT51847%
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 Reading680780
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 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 92%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 93%
8-year: 94%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 82%
6-year: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 90%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 63%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 87%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 93%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 97%
Non-resident alien: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture85712
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning16211
Real Estate Development-26-
Category total914523
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General49332
Computational Biology1347
Neuroscience2134
Category total831043
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General1878015
Category total1878015
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-3913
Journalism, Other-8-
Mass Communication/Media Studies611-
Category total65813
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-12-
Computer Science26213138
Category total26214338
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering524829
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering58439
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering22--
Chemical Engineering423038
Civil Engineering, General15357
Electrical and Electronics Engineering437063
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering121910
Materials Engineering421231
Mechanical Engineering19514458
Nuclear Engineering82314
Operations Research-1011
Systems Engineering-15713
Transportation and Highway Engineering-241
Category total489576314
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2--
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total3--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0--
Linguistics515
Category total515
History
History, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3--
Category total3--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General75121
Category total75121
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science7-7
Mathematics and Computer Science21--
Science, Technology and Society0-5
Category total28-12
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0-0
Category total0-0
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-22
Chemistry, General20440
Geology/Earth Science, General514
Geophysics and Seismology-08
Meteorology-11
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-06
Physics, General61639
Planetary Astronomy and Science-23
Category total8616103
Social Sciences
Anthropology0--
Economics, General28012
Political Science and Government, General347
Category total31419
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General1--
Category total1--
Grand total1,0991,734606
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 42
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,261
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $23,915
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball27
Basketball1413
Fencing2020
Field Hockey23
Football81
Lacrosse2920
Rowing6886
Sailing19
Soccer2728
Softball16
Swimming and Diving3026
Tennis2116
Track and Field, Indoor4941
Track and Field, Outdoor4843
Track and Field, X-Country2324
Volleyball1316
Water Polo16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations221
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible913
Rape14
Fondling8
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery105
Aggravated assault015
Burglary5172
Motor vehicle theft133
Arson031
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible97
Rape10
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery001
Aggravated assault002
Burglary1150
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate1.0%1.7%1.7%
Number in default81414
Number in repayment743792792
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)