MIT at a Glance

History

  • Incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 10, 1861

Motto

  • Mens et manus—"Mind and Hand"

Campus

  • 168 acres in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 18 student residences
  • 26 acres of playing fields
  • 20 gardens and greenspace areas
  • 100+ public works of art

Employees

  • Approximately 12,110, including faculty

Faculty

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,036
  • Other teaching staff: 827
  • Student-faculty ratio: 8:1

Selected Honors (MIT Community, Current and Former)

  • 85 Nobel Laureates
  • 58 National Medal of Science winners
  • 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners
  • 45 MacArthur Fellows

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 46
  • Minor programs: 50
  • (Plus a pirate certificate!)

Freshman Admission, Class of 2019

  • Applicants: 18,306
  • Admits: 1,519
  • Percentage admitted: 8%

Students, Academic Year 2015–2016

  • Total: 11,331
  • Undergraduates: 4,527
  • Women: 2,082 (46%)
  • Minorities: 2,327 (51%)
  • Graduate students: 6,804
  • Women: 2,265 (33%)
  • Minorities: 1,381 (20%)

International Students, 2015–2016

  • Undergraduate students: 440
  • Graduate students: 2,849
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 539

Undergraduate Cost, 2015–2016

  • Tuition: $46,400
  • Room, board, and fees: $13,500

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2014–2015

  • Students attending tuition-free: 33%
  • Students awarded need-based MIT scholarship: 56%
  • Average need-based MIT scholarship: $36,566