MIT at a Glance

History

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

Motto

  • Mens et manus—"Mind and Hand"

Campus

  • 166 acres (0.67 km2) in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 18 student residences
  • 26 acres (0.11 km2) of playing fields
  • 20+ gardens and green spaces
  • 50+ publicly sited works of art

Employees

  • 12,607, including faculty

Faculty (As of October 2017)

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,047
  • Other teaching staff: 867
  • Student-faculty ratio: 3:1 (undergraduates only)

Selected Honors (Current and Former MIT Community Members)

  • 89 Nobel Laureates
  • 58 National Medal of Science winners
  • 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners
  • 48 MacArthur Fellows
  • 15 A. M. Turing Award winners

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 53
  • Minor programs: 58
  • Pirate certificate: 1

Freshman Admission, Class of 2021

  • Applicants: 20,247
  • Admits: 1,438 (7%)

Students, Academic Year 2017–2018

  • Total: 11,466
  • Undergraduates: 4,547
  • Women: 2,092 (46%)
  • Minorities: 2,130 (47%)
  • Graduate students: 6,919
  • Women: 2,391 (35%)
  • Minorities: 1,262 (18%)

International Students, 2017–2018

  • Undergraduate students: 470
  • Graduate students: 2,868
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 603

Undergraduate Cost, 2017–2018

  • Tuition and fees: $49,892
  • Room and board: ~$14,720

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2016–2017

  • Students attending tuition-free: 35%
  • Students awarded need-based MIT scholarship: 57%
  • Average need-based MIT scholarship: $42,081