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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.


Acceptance Rate

1520 - 1580

Average SAT Score

34 - 36

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)
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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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What is the median starting salary of MIT graduates?

$69,000 USD

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How hard is it to get into MIT?

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

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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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