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  • 92% of students are from outside the state of Massachusetts 
  • 10% of students are from outside the US.
  • MIT's community is incredibly diverse; in fact, there is no majority ethnicity at MIT.
  • Read about MIT's Committee on Race and Diversity which ensures that in addition to numerical diversity, there is communication about multiculturalism at MIT.
  • Learn more about the MIT minority community.






  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a co-ed research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one mile from downtown Boston. Map.
  • Approximately 4,500 undergraduate students are enrolled at MIT. 
  • MIT's campus has 168 acres stretching along the Charles River. (Most of the undergraduate dorms have great river views.)
  • 91% of MIT undergraduates receive financial aid from some source.  for graduate and professional students.
  • Visit MIT's website at web.mit.edu
  • Visit the MIT Admissions website.
  • To receive more information from MIT, sign up for a free MyMIT account.
  • View MIT' freshman class profile.
  • Connect with MIT student blogs.
  • Read about and sign up for the shadow a student program to visit MIT and hang out with a current student.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 31% of students who applied for financial aid have family incomes below $60,000. 
  • 15% of students at MIT have family incomes below $45,000.
  • 18% of students at MIT receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $45,000.
  • 15% of students are the first in their family to attend a four-year college. 


        Racial Diversity
        African American 8%
        Asian American 24%
        Caucasian 37%
        Hispanic/Latino 13%
        International 10%
        Native American 1%
        Race/ethnicity Unreported 7%


        Gender Ratio
        Female 45%
        Male 55%



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      School Profile

      Campus Setting

      • Urban
      • City population (Cambridge): 106,471 
      • City population (Boston): 636,479 
      • Metropolitan population (Greater Boston): 4,600,000


      • 4,528 undergraduates 
      • 6,686 graduate students
      • 1,043 freshmen


      • 8% applicants admitted 
      • 98% of admitted students (who reported class rank) were in top 10% of HS class 
      • SAT CR middle 50%: 690-790
      • SAT M middle 50%: 740-800
      • SAT W middle 50%: 690-790 
      • ACT middle 50%: 33-35