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  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a co-ed research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one mile from downtown Boston. Map.
  • MIT enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate students.
  • MIT’s campus has 168 acres stretching along the Charles River. (Most of the undergraduate dorms have great river views.)
  • The percentage of MIT students receiving financial aid is high – 90% for undergraduates and approximately 86% for graduate and professional students.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 23% of students who applied for financial aid have family incomes below $60,000.
  • 17% of students at MIT have family incomes below $45,000.
  • 19% of students at MIT receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 16% 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%