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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate4%

About MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, commonly known as MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT is a world-renowned learning institution for science, engineering, and technology. MIT is known for its rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, and cutting-edge research.  

In addition to the academics, MIT also has a wide variety of extracurricular activities that complement the university’s STEM focus. Some of these activities include robotics club, hackathons, engineering teams, maker spaces with tools and resources to aid in personal projects and coursework, and the annual MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition

MIT is known for being academically challenging with a very driven and ambitious student culture. Students are often fully engaged with their studies and projects. Student life at MIT includes over 500 student organizations, engaging recreational opportunities, art events and groups, and greek life.

Although known primarily for its academics, MIT also has an active sports community. The university competes at the NCAA division III level as a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The most popular sports at MIT include cross country and track & field, soccer, swimming and diving, rowing, and basketball. 

Did You Know?

MIT has a pirate course which allows students to earn a certificate by completing a series of courses which include archery, fencing, pistol, and sailing. Completing the Pirate Certificate is also one way that students can complete MIT’s physical education requirement. 

What the CC Community is saying about MIT

"My image of MIT had always been of its academic prowess and selectivity, pretty much uniformly positive. But one thing that has been quite a surprise/shock to me to learn is the extraordinarily high percentage of participation in fraternities at MIT, higher than other fratty Ivies"

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private institution in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT was founded in 1861. The college enrolls around 11,858 students per year, including 4,657 undergraduates.

MIT Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into MIT. In 2022, MIT accepted 4% of applicants. In 2022, 33,764 students applied to MIT and 1,337 were admitted.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 4%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 5%
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 5%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, near Boston.

If you would like to see MIT for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 93 to Cambridge, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

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College Info

77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Campus Setting: Urban

MIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to MIT is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to MIT is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

MIT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1520 - 1570


Math SAT Range

790 - 800


Reading SAT Range

730 - 780

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1570 and Above


1520 to 1570


1520 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for MIT students is 1543. Applicants with SAT scores of 1570 and above have a good chance of being admitted to MIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1520 to 1570 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1520 have a low chance of being offered a spot at MIT.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at MIT is like? There are approximately 11,858 students enrolled at MIT, including 4,657 undergraduate students and 7,201 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 8% percent are from MA and 92% percent of students are from other states.


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