Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Located near downtown Boston
  • Low student-faculty ratio


  • Most selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), established in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is well known for its quality educational programs in math, science and engineering. Near the vibrant city of Boston, MIT offers an intense environment for students who thrive on solving complicated problems to make a difference in the world.


Admission to MIT is extremely competitive, with a 9.7 percent admission rate. Students interested in applying to MIT should take a variety of math and science classes while in high school. There's no required GPA, but generally most applicants have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, with mostly A's...  

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