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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 1
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 5

Entry Requirements

  • Native English speakers must take either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Plus Writing; and two SAT Subject Tests: one in maths (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology).
  • Students from countries where the SAT and ACT are not offered (such as Iran and the People's Republic of China) will be considered without a full set of required test scores on a case-by-case basis.
  • Non-native English speakers will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) and the SAT
  • Each year MIT receives more than 4,000 applications from International students and fewer than 150 are admitted.
  • MIT offers need-blind admissions, i.e. MIT considers all applications equally and, if accepted, MIT will supply sufficient financial aid for sudents who need it and meet the criteria.

Student Mix

  • Male 54%:46% Female.
  • 9% of undergraduates are International.
  • 40% of graduate students are International.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was established in 1861 by William Barton Rogers as a response to the increasing industrialisation of the US.
  • MIT's early focus was on applied technology at the undergraduate and graduate level, which led to co-operation with industry.

Further Details

Address Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
MA 02139
United States