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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

Founded in 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a 4-year research institution. This university, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cambridge, MA. It is the tenth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts. MIT offers subjects such as chemistry and writing. It offers students 35 degrees at the bachelors level, 34 masters level degrees, and 35 doctoral level degrees. 10,566 students sought degrees from the 49 programs at this big university in 2010. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits it. This university is the only school which requires freshmen to live on campus in Massachusetts.

Admission

16,632 students applied to this university in 2010. MIT admitted around 9% of applicants or 1,663 students. Approximately 47% of the admitted students are women.

Admission

16,632 students applied to this university in 2010. MIT admitted around 9% of applicants or 1,663 students. Approximately 47% of the admitted students are women.

  • Percent Admitted students who applied: 10%
  • Percent Admitted of women who applied were admitted: 16%
  • Percent Admitted of men who applied were admitted: 8%

Student Demographics

In 2010, this university had 10,566 students enrolled.

Student Demographics

In 2010, this university had 10,566 students enrolled.

  • Total Enrolled Male: 6657
  • Total Enrolled Female: 3909
  • Undergraduate Male: 2364
  • Undergraduate Female: 1935
  • Graduate Male: 4324
  • Graduate Female: 1943

Faculty Demographics

MIT has 5,491 instructors. About 89% of instructors are full-time, approximately 10% of instructors are part-time, and approximately 75% of instructors are men.

Faculty Demographics

MIT has 5,491 instructors. About 89% of instructors are full-time, approximately 10% of instructors are part-time, and approximately 75% of instructors are men.

  • Male: 4142
  • Female: 1349
Information based on 2010-12 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
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