Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) holds the no. 1 slot in the US News & World Report of the top engineering schools in US for 2016. The University has a stellar reputation. A Kauffman Foundation study estimated that the revenues of MIT alumni-founded companies across the world would make the 11th largest economy on earth.

Engineering programs available in MIT

Academic Departments in the MIT School of Engineering are:

• Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Biological Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Nuclear Science and Engineering

Apart from these, the MIT School of Engineering has around 18 laboratories and research centers that aim to develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s most daunting challenges in advanced engineering fields including nuclear energy systems, ocean engineering, and nanotechnology.

How and when to apply?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology admits smart and talented international students every year. Around 9% of the undergraduate students and 40% of graduate students are from foreign countries.

MIT has two application cycles: Early Action (EA) and Regular Action (RA).

• Interview scheduling deadline: EA – October 20; RA – December 10

• Submission of application form, official transcripts, and standardized test result: EA – November 1; RA – January 1

Documents Required

• The completed application form available online
• Scanned copies of your College Transcripts
• Scanned copies of your GRE Scores
• Scanned copies of your TOEFL or IELTS scores, if you are an international student
• Minimum of three letters of recommendation

Individual departments evaluate the applicants. Specific admission requirements vary from one department to another. Hence, it is advisable to find out about these before you submit your application.


The application fee for both US residents and international students is $75. The full-time tuition fee is $44,720 per year for engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers need-blind admissions, which means, the university will give you enough financial aid to support your education, regardless of how much or how little you can pay.

Location & Student Housing

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Even though only the freshmen students are required to live on campus, most students remain on campus during their entire duration of education. The student housing dorms of MIT, commonly called ‘The Sponge’ was designed by architect Steven Holl and is considered to be one of the favorite factors of the campus lives here. The student housing dorms of MIT, commonly called ‘The Sponge’ was designed by architect Steven Holl and is considered to be one of the favorite factors of the campus lives here. With 33 varsity sports teams, 30 club teams, 10 athletic facilities and 26 acres of playing fields, MIT is a great place for students with interests in sports and athletics.
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