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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 11,840 (including faculty)

Faculty

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,021
  • Other teaching staff: 809

Selected Honors (MIT Community, Current and Former)

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

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

  • Major programs: 46
  • Minor programs: 49

Freshman Admission, Class of 2018

  • Applicants: 18,356
  • Admits: 1,447
  • Percentage admitted: 7.9%

Students, Academic Year 2014–2015

  • Total: 11,319
  • Undergraduates: 4,512
  • Women: 2,055 (46%)
  • Minorities: 2,317 (51%)
  • Graduate students: 6,807
  • Women: 2,171 (32%)
  • Minorities: 1,379 (20%)

International Students, 2014–2015

  • Undergraduates: 436
  • Graduate students: 2,748
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 405

Undergraduate Cost, 2014–2015

  • Tuition: $44,720
  • Room and board: $13,224

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2013–2014

  • Students attending tuition-free: 32%
  • Students awarded a need-based MIT scholarship: 56%
  • Average need-based financial aid award: $34,551