Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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University Overview

Established in 1861, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Cambridge (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 159 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MIT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym MIT
Founded 1861
Motto Mens et Manus
Mind and Hand
Colours Cardinal red and steel gray

University Location

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge
02139-4307 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (617) 253 1000
Fax +1 (617) 258 8762

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Rm 3-108
Cambridge 02139-4307
(617) 253 4791

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Library
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,327,012 physical volumes, 377,965 physical media, 8,110,012 digital/electronic medium and 336 licensed digital/electronic databases. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,975 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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