Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Massachusetts


The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research¢¥†¥”with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle¢¥†¥”continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

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Total Students: 10299
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Faculty: 4924

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1
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77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge Massachusetts 2139


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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimum required GPA. However, competitive applicants have a GPA of 3.5 or above, and mostly "A"s in mathematics and science courses.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is B.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must have min of 2 semesters of college, but no more than 5. Transfer credit is assessed by each academic department on a course by course basis. Transfer students are required to complete at least 3 semesters at MIT to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must take the new SAT I with the writing component and two SAT II subject tests, one in math (Level 1 2) and one in science (Physics, Chemistry, or Biology E/M). If you already took the Writing SAT II subject test, you may substitute that test.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
The submission of three evaluation forms from college instructors is required with your application.

Essay(s) required:
There are two required essays on the application.

Application Fee:
There is a $75 nonrefundable application fee. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please contact our office.

Other Requirements:
We recommend that you take a variety of math and science courses before applying, including one year each of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics, and one semester each of biology and chemistry.

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Transfers Applied: 459

Transfers Accepted: 18

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 4%

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