SummaryMassachusetts Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1861. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,232, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 168 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 7. Its tuition and fees are $39,212 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|The essence of MIT is our appetite for problems-especially those big, intractable, complicated problems whose solutions make a permanent difference. While... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 10.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 11.5 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||11%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 7:1, and the school has 64.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology include: Biology/biological sciences; Computer science; Engineering; Mathematics; and Physical sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||83% - High|
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Student LifeMassachusetts Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,232, with a gender distribution of 54.7 percent male students and 45.3 percent female students. 92.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 8.0 percent of students live off campus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & ServicesMassachusetts Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Massachusetts Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 5 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Students who have cars on campus||5% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for SchoolAt Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 63.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $35,470.
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|Tuition and fees||$39,212 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,234 (2010-11) - High|
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