MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( more photos). Justin Jensen / Flickr

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most selective schools in the country. MIT had an acceptance rate of just 8 percent in 2016. Students will need grades and test scores well above average to be considered for admission. Students need to submit an application, test scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and high school transcripts. While an interview is not required, it is strongly encouraged.

Explore the Campus

MIT Photo Tour

Will You Get In?

Calculate Your Chances of Getting In with this free tool from Cappex.

MIT Admissions Data (2016):

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.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,331 (4,527 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent Male / 46 percent Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,452
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $14,210
  • Other Expenses: $1,816
  • Total Cost: $65,478

MIT Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 53 percent
    • Loans: 17 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $41,674
    • Loans: $7,556

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Rowing, Track and Field, Fencing, Baseball, Water Polo, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Sailing, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis, Swimming, Field Hockey, Fencing

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like MIT, You May Also Like These Schools