MIT: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from MIT’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

MIT Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: 4-1-4
  • Retention Rate: 99%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 4,657
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Required 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 3:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Standardized test scores
Class Rank


Very Important
Character/personal qualities
Extracurricular Activities
First Generation
Geographical Residence
Racial/ethnic Status
Volunteer work
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • Early Admissions: Allowed
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 530 International (nonresidents) students
  • 687 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 362 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,024 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 8 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,581 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 2 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 345 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 118 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$75 Application Fee

$59,750 Tuition Fee

$406 Required Fees

$19,390 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $164,335,102

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $5,515,685

The data presented here was collected from the MIT Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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