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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
MIT's Building 10 and Great Dome overlooking Killian Court credit: John Phelan
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
4,476 Undergraduates
8% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Engineering School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts
02139-4307
(617) 253-1000
web.mit.edu/

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, was founded on April 10, 1861, two days before the Civil War began. MIT is consistently considered one of the top schools in the world. Its motto is “Mens et manus” or "Mind and Hand.” The college sits on 166 acres on its Cambridge, Massachusetts. campus, which includes 20+ green spaces and gardens along with more than 50 publicly sited works of art. It boasts 89 Nobel Laureates, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, 58 National Medal of Science winners and 48 MacArthur Fellows. Notable alumni include educator Salman Khan of the Khan Academy, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, American businessman David Koch, physicist Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski and American-Israeli architect Neri Oxman. MIT is known for sending out admissions decisions on Pi Day (3/14), specifically at 6:28 p.m., which is known as “Tau time” (Πx2). About 20 percent of undergraduate students participate in the school’s 33 varsity sports, and the school offers one of the largest club programs in the U.S. – more than 800 people play on 33 teams. Its mascot is Tim the Beaver, and its colors are black, steel gray and cardinal.

Location

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders.Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , two of the world's most prestigious universities, are in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, one of the leading colleges for women in the United States until it merged with Harvard on October 1, 1999. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

20

New Transfer Students

Admissions
8%

Acceptance Rate

73%

Enrollment Yield

1460-1590

SAT Range

19,020

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$21,576

Typical Cost

$49,892

Average Tuition

86%

Recieve Financial Aid

61%

Have Loans

$13,515

Median Debt

Academics
3.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

139

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

606

Doctorates Awareded

Computer Science

Top Major

41

Faculty Awards

268

National Academy Members

1,516

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from, including Puppy Lab @ MIT and a number of cultural groups

Greek Life:

Important, many frats and sororities

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends and in frat houses
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

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