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
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
I have never been to a place that I have simultaneously loved and hated as much as MIT. I have been challenged in every way, and it has made a stronger person coming out of the other side. I have made some of the best friends here and met some of the smartest and most interesting people as well. Coming out of sophomore year I had never felt more inadequate, I was a B-C student for the first time in my life, failed a class, and got rejected from a dozen companies. When I finally landed an internship I went in expecting to be woefully unprepared based on my class performance. That's when I realized that struggling at MIT was flying anywhere else. The real workforce felt so easy and I barely felt challenged even as I got assigned to more and more projects. MIT's the first place that made me feel stupid, but it also made me realize that comparing myself to others is a terrible way to measure success and that I needed to be the best I could be (which compared to the rest of the world was pretty good.) In short. IHTFP (both meanings).
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
As a humanities and science major, my academic experience at MIT isn't the most usual. The academic environment tends to undervalue these fields, but the people in them, especially in SHASS (School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) really care about their fields. The main thing I'd change about MIT, and have been trying to change for the past 3 years, is out culture around suffering. Many students wear their suffering as a badge of pride and vie to work the most, sleep the least, and be most 'hosed,' from firehose. We devalue mental health and self-care, and students often think others will look down on them for asking for help. Those facets of MIT need to change, but I've seen people at the Institute who care and are working on this, so I have very much hope for the future of my school.
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago