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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
#7

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in urban Cambridge, Mass., is a private institution founded in 1861 and known for scientific and technological research. The MIT Engineers have more than 30 NCAA Division III teams. MIT also offers housing in one of the coolest dorms in the country, known as “The Sponge”, designed by Steven Holl. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, and Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke are among MIT’s distinguished alumni.

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77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

2014-2015 Tuition

$45,016 Tuition and Fees

Students

4528 undergraduate students
55% male / 45% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
8.2% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1861

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Computational Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Mathematics and Computer Science, Science, Technology and Society, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Music, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies

Minors Offered

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Science, Technology and Society, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Music, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 4,528
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,485
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 25
Percent of male undergraduates: 55%
Percent of female undergraduates: 45%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, career, international students, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), rifle, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 6 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 2 2 1
Aggravated assault 1 1 0
Burglary 22 16 5
Motor vehicle theft 1 1 1
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 6 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 11 6 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 1 5
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 2 8 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 2 2
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.