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 (0.68 km2) in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 18 student residences
  • 26 acres (0.11 km2) 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: 3:1 (undergraduates only)

Selected Honors (MIT Community, Current and Former)

  • 87 Nobel Laureates
  • 58 National Medal of Science winners
  • 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners
  • 47 MacArthur Fellows

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 48
  • Minor programs: 56
  • (Plus a pirate certificate!)

Freshman Admission, Class of 2020

  • Applicants: 19,020
  • Admits: 1,511 (8%)

Students, Academic Year 2016–2017

  • Total: 11,376
  • Undergraduates: 4,524
  • Women: 2,086 (46%)
  • Minorities: 2,108 (34%)
  • Graduate students: 6,852
  • Women: 2,326 (34%)
  • Minorities: 1,221 (18%)

International Students, 2016–2017

  • Undergraduate students: 430
  • Graduate students: 2,876
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 515

Undergraduate Cost, 2016–2017

  • Tuition and fees: $48,452
  • Room and board: ~$14,210

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2015–2016

  • Students attending tuition-free: 33%
  • Students awarded need-based MIT scholarship: 56%
  • Average need-based MIT scholarship: $38,871