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MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SAT Scores, Costs & Admissions Data


MIT with a View of the Boston Skyline for MIT Profile

MIT with a View of the Boston Skyline.

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MIT Description:

Founded in 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology usually ranks first among the country's top engineering schools. Although the institute is best known for engineering and science, MIT's Sloan School of Management ranks among the country's top business schools. With a campus stretching along the Charles River and overlooking the Boston skyline, MIT's location is as attractive as the quality of its academic programs. The Institute's strengths in research and instruction have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the Association of American Universities. On the social life front, MIT has an active system of fraternities, sororities and other independent living groups. Athletics are also active: the institute fields 33 varsity sports (rowing is Division I) as well as many club and intramural sports.

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MIT Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,189 (4,503 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,498
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $12,744
  • Other Expenses: $1,778
  • Total Cost: $59,020

MIT Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 20%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $34,641
    • Loans: $7,216

Most Popular Majors at MIT:

Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

MIT Mission Statement:

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

mission statement from http://web.mit.edu/facts/mission.html

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