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Engineering : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address77 Massachusetts Avenue
TypePrivate not-for-profit
LevelFour or more years
Total Students11331
Student to Faculty Ratio3:1
Admission Rate8.29%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$75
Grad Application Fees$75
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$46400$304
Undergrad Out-State$46400$304
Grad In-State$46400$2872
Grad Out-State$46400$2872
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading680/780
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Systems Engineering

Departments admit students based on their ability to mentor and advise them, as well as provide financial support. Doctoral students are supported with fellowships (30 percent), research assistantships (50 percent), and teaching assistantships (11 percent). Nine percent receive some other form of support or no support.

In 2015, 23,750 candidates applied for graduate study. Of the 3,307 (just below 14%) candidates who received offers of admission, 2,165, or 65% percent, registered in advanced degree programs at MIT

MIT's residential system can accommodate about one-third of its graduate students; the rest find housing in the Boston/Cambridge area.

Between 200 and 400 companies are started each year by MIT staff and alumni. Data from a 2009 study suggest that 25,800 firms have been founded by alumni, employing about 3.3 million employees and generating about $2 trillion in annual revenue. If these companies formed a nation, they would have ranked as the world's 11th-largest economy.

It is quite obvious that only the best students of the globe manage to make it through MIT, and for that, a stupendous record in education and excellent scores in the given tests are a must. Every year, around 3000 applications from international students are accepted, and the college selects around 150, based on discretion.

MIT offers two options for admission based on tests. In the first option, students need to take the SAT or ACT along with the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics (level 1 or 2), and science. As the second option, international students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language along with the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics (level 1 or 2), and science. The student must get 577 in all paper based tests and 90 in the internet based tests to be eligible to apply.

An interview with Dean of Admissions - MIT

Engineering Resources

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Stanford University
3. University of California-Berkeley

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