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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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Quick Facts


77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

2013-2014 Tuition

$43,498 Tuition and Fees

Students

4503 undergraduate students
55% male / 45% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
9% 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, 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

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 4,503
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,456
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 21
Percent of male undergraduates: 55%
Percent of female undergraduates: 45%
Percent of international undergraduates: 10%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, career, 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: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship 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 non-scholarship 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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