Massachusetts Institute of Technology

575 reviews
  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
8%
SAT Range
1420-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,212/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,128/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,697/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,544/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,906/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,476Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    45%
  • Atypical
    21%
  • Creative
    17%
  • Exceptional
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • IHTFP
    60%
  • "Drinking from a firehose"
    32%
  • Innovative
    4%
  • It's pretty chill
    4%

After Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$91,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

575 reviews
  • Excellent
    211
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    126
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    9
MIT has a nickname for everything. These things are (mostly) all good!

IAP: aka &quot;J-Term&quot; aka Independent Activities Period. A month in which MIT drops their classes and you either get a) an extra month of vacation, b) an opportunity to do an additional internship during the year, c) time to focus on your research, d) time to go to Charm School and get your PhD in Charm!, e) a chance to take classes like the Chocolate Lab's truffle class, or DAPER's &quot;Head of the Zieger&quot;...

UROP: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. MIT has a lot of grad students, and undergrads can capitalize on their research, mentorship, and general awesomeness by doing research with them. Many students have several publications before they graduate because of this....
  • College Junior
  • Jan 19 2012
I absolutely love my school and I wouldn't change it at all! It's probably the most stressful, hard, and demanding thing I've done up to now but that's what I love about it! It's a challenge and it really is intense but the people I've met, my friends, help me through it all and I love that! The community at MIT is amazing too, there are so many different people on campus both mainstream and off-stream(I guess that's how you say it?) but that makes everyday much better in an open and accepting campus.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Cambridge to Boston to Anywhere! Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is not only considered a great research university where students from barely-adult freshman to aged and wise post-doctorates get to rub shoulders with Nobel Laureates but it is also an amazing place to live. Just a walk across the Harvard Bridge to Boston, our location is the perfect hub to enjoy the fast life of Boston as well as take the collegiate route by enjoying MIT-living and launching an occasional &quot;hack&quot; on Harvard. With over 30 colleges around the area, there is no dearth of students around the atmosphere is electric with intellectual and physical energy. People of all ages run, work out, go sailing, or row crew in the area. The night life is impeccable and every TV screen in taverns are hooked on some New England sports channel. Even in the coldest of winters is there a shining light that &quot;Yes, Cambridge is indeed a magical place to live.&quot;
  • College Freshman
  • Aug 15 2011