4,232 undergraduates and 6,152 graduate students in 2009-2010.
In 2010, 9.7 percent of first-year applicants were offered admission to MIT.
Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2010–2011 academic year are $39,212. Combined student expenses for tuition, fees, housing and dining costs are estimated at $50,446.
Here are some statistics from the school year (2008--2009 unless otherwise noted):
There are 2,722 international students enrolled in degree programs at MIT—391 undergraduates and 2,331 graduate students—for the current academic year. Additionally, there are 428 exchange, visiting, and special students on campus.
There are 1,025 professors of all ranks.
MIT employs about 10,500 individuals on campus.
Seventy-three present and former members of the MIT community have won the Nobel Prize, including seven current faculty members.
The MIT Alumni Association enables more than 122,000 former students to stay in touch with one another and continue their MIT connections. Each year, more than 9,500 alumni volunteer their services for the Institute, with many serving as class and club officers, educational counselors, and members of the MIT Corporation and its visiting committees.
At MIT, every undergraduate has an advisor. As a sophomore, your student will get an advisor in his or her major department. During your student’s first year, he or she will be advised in one of two ways: within a Freshmen Advising Seminar (FAS) or by a Traditional Advisor.
The biggest issue is theft. For detailed information from the campus police, view the Safety, Security, and Crime Prevention Handbook (PDF).
The Campus Police Dispatcher can be reached at (617) 253-1212.
SafeRide: 6:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
MIT has a Pass/No Record system first semester freshmen year. Grades are hidden from the outside world and are considered unofficial. They are used for an advisory purpose only.
All registered MIT students are automatically covered by the MIT Student Medical Plan, and the cost is included in tuition. Under this plan, students have access to services at MIT Medical, including primary care, urgent care, certain medical specialties, and mental health care. Many services are free, including care for colds and flu, routine physical exams, and mental health services.
The MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan covers additional services, including inpatient hospitalization, inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, surgical procedures, emergency room services, and prescription drugs. Students are automatically enrolled in, and billed for, the Extended Plan unless they submit a waiver request and show proof of other coverage that meets the state requirement that all students have comprehensive health insurance.
In addition to the many dining halls, venues, and food-trucks on campus, there is a small grocery store (LaVerde’s) in the Student Center and a large grocery store within a five-minute walking distance from campus. Students can also have small refrigerators in their rooms.
On weekends: Boston, Harvard Square, movies, concerts. Living groups host study breaks, parties. During the week: sports, interactive work sessions, music, computer games, on-campus performances, culinary competitions—a rich and diverse environment.