Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 1-206
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Engineering School Overview

The application fee is $75 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $43,210 per year. The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 5.6:1. The School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 381 full-time faculty on staff.

The School of Engineering is a popular destination for MIT students and faculty. About 45 percent of all graduate students at MIT, roughly 2,800 students, are enrolled in the School of Engineering, and about a third of all faculty members teach at the School. Graduate students have 15 areas in which to earn degrees, most of which are highly ranked.

There are close to 20 research centers on campus, which explore topics as varied as cancer research, ocean engineering, and soldier nanotechnologies. Students can also get involved with university initiatives like Transportation@MIT, an interdisciplinary program that examines travel issues. Students with ideas for new businesses can enter the $100K Entrepreneurship Competition for a chance to win start-up money.

For prospective students already working in an engineering field but looking to switch to another, MIT offers a part-time Career Reengineering Program. Professionals complete a semester-long course; an internship or research project; and career and professional development workshops.

Graduate students can live on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., which puts them in an ideal location for getting to class and exploring downtown Boston, just across the Charles River.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $75
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $75


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 381
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 5.6:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 3,159
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $43,210 per year

Required fees $288 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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