Getting Into Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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About MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most highly regarded private universities in the United States. The coeducational, independent institution maintains a strong focus on scientific and technological research. Located in Cambridge, not far from its highly prestigious neighbour Harvard University, MIT students enjoy a beautiful yet vibrant campus located along the edge of the Charles River Basin.

A Brief History
A brief history

At its founding in 1861, MIT was initially a small community of problem-solvers and science lovers eager to bring their knowledge to bear on the world.

General info
General information

MIT is organised into five schools (architecture; engineering; humanities, arts, social sciences; management; science). Researchers are at the forefront of discoveries including AI, climate and HIV.

Quick facts about MIT

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 4,530 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,107 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 4%
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Convert your school grades into a US GPA and find out what GPA you need to gain admission to Top US universities.

≥99

ATAR Requirement

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)

1460 - 1580

Average SAT Score

32 - 35

Average ACT Score

MIT FAQ

What is MIT's QS World University Ranking?

#1

What is the median starting salary of MIT graduates?

$96,500AUD

What percentage of MIT students are international students?

29.8%

What percentage of MIT students live on campus?

92%

How hard is it to get into MIT?

Very! MIT’s acceptance rate is below 7%.

How many undergraduate fields of study does MIT have?

56

What is MIT's Student-Faculty Ratio?

3:1

How many varsity sports teams are there at MIT?

33

What's the easiest way to get into MIT?

There is no easy way to get into MIT! But starting early and seeking guidance from resources like Crimson can increase your chances by 400%

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Notable alumni

MIT alumni are some of the most accomplished in the world. The university lays claim to 85 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medal of Science winners, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners and 45 MacArthur Fellows. Among its impressive alumni is Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
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01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
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01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Nailing The Interview
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