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 (0.68 km2) in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 18 student residences on campus
  • 26 acres (0.11 km2) of playing fields
  • 30+ gardens and green spaces
  • 60+ public works of art

Employees

  • 12,852, including faculty

Faculty (As of October 2019)

  • Professors (all ranks): 1,067
  • Other teaching staff: 948
  • Student-faculty ratio: 3:1 (undergraduates only)

Selected Honors (Current and Former MIT Community Members)

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

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

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

First-year Admission, Class of 2023

  • Applicants: 21,312
  • Admits: 1,427 (6.7%)

Students, Academic Year 2019–2020

  • Total: 11,520
  • Undergraduates: 4,530
  • Women: 2,123 (47%)
  • Minorities: 2,331 (51%)
  • Graduate students: 6,990
  • Women: 2,529 (36%)
  • Minorities: 1,337 (19%)

International Students, 2019–2020

  • Undergraduate students: 458
  • Graduate students: 2,873
  • Exchange, visiting, special students: 644

Undergraduate Cost, 2019–2020

  • Tuition and fees: $53,790
  • Housing and meals: ~$16,390
  • Books and personal expenses: ~$2,980

Undergraduate Financial Aid, 2018–2019

  • Students attending tuition-free: 31%
  • Students awarded need-based MIT scholarship: 59%
  • Average need-based MIT scholarship: $47,593
  • Class of 2019 graduates with no student loan debt: 76%