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 on campus
  • 26 acres (0.11 km2) of playing fields
  • 30+ gardens and green spaces
  • 60+ publicly sited works of art

Employees

  • 12,707, including faculty

Faculty (As of October 2018)

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,056
  • Other teaching staff: 911
  • Student-faculty ratio: 3:1 (undergraduates only)

Selected Honors (Current and Former MIT Community Members)

  • 90 Nobel Laureates
  • 59 National Medal of Science winners
  • 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners
  • 75 MacArthur Fellows
  • 15 A. M. Turing Award winners

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 54
  • Minor programs: 58
  • Pirate certificate: 1

Freshman Admission, Class of 2022

  • Applicants: 21,706
  • Admits: 1,464 (6.7%)

Students, Academic Year 2018–2019

  • Total: 11,574
  • Undergraduates: 4,602
  • Women: 2,139 (46%)
  • Minorities: 2,250 (49%)
  • Graduate students: 6,972
  • Women: 2,463 (35%)
  • Minorities: 1,341 (19%)

International Students, 2018–2019

  • Undergraduate students: 506
  • Graduate students: 2,905
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 678

Undergraduate Cost, 2018–2019

  • Tuition and fees: $51,832
  • Housing and meals: ~$15,510

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2017–2018

  • Students attending tuition-free: 31%
  • Students awarded need-based MIT scholarship: 59%
  • Average need-based MIT scholarship: $51,752