Massachusetts Institute of Technology

567 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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 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 16 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    50%
  • Atypical
    31%
  • Creative
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • IHTFP
    75%
  • "Drinking from a firehose"
    25%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

567 reviews
  • Excellent
    209
  • Very Good
    207
  • Average
    124
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    9
Ranked the best University in the World for the last six years running
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago
My school is extremely challenging, and really pushes you to your limits. However, the people there make it worth the hard work and help you along the way, allowing for a really rewarding experience. If I had to choose all over again, I would still stand by my choice and pick my school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love the atmosphere of creative and super-smart students.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago