Skip to content
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Search

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

Employees

  • Approximately 11,380 (including faculty)

Faculty

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,030
  • Other teaching staff: 779

Selected Honors (MIT Community, Current and Former)

  • 80 Nobel Laureates
  • 56 National Medal of Science winners
  • 43 MacArthur Fellows
  • 28 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 46
  • Minor programs: 49

Freshman Admission, Class of 2017

  • Applicants: 18,989
  • Admits: 1,548
  • Percentage admitted: 8.2%

Students, Academic Year 2013–2014

  • Total: 11,301
  • Undergraduates: 4,528
  • Women: 2,041 (45%)
  • Minorities: 2,305 (51%)
  • Graduate students: 6,773
  • Women: 2,121 (31%)
  • Minorities: 1,339 (20%)

International Students, 2013–2014

  • Undergraduates: 435
  • Graduate students: 2,746
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 369

Undergraduate Cost, 2013–2014

  • Tuition: $43,210
  • Room and board: $12,744

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2012–2013

  • Students receiving some form of financial aid: 90%
  • Students awarded a need-based MIT scholarship: 58%
  • MIT families earning less than $75,000 annually: 32%
  • Average need-based financial aid award: $40,952