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The School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Stuart Schmill
Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $75
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $75

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master's and Ph.D.) 7,676
Total acceptances (master's and Ph.D.) 1,346
Overall acceptance rate 17.5% - Low

Master's Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 597 verbal
780 quantitative
4.37 analytical writing
 

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 607 verbal
788 quantitative
4.46 analytical writing
 
TOEFL required for international students N/A
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Department Contacts

Sloan School of Management MBA Employment Statistics
Aerospace engineering http:/​/​web.​mit.​edu/​aeroastro/​
(617) 258-7537
aeroastro-info@mit.edu
 
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​web.​mit.​edu/​be/​
(617) 253-1712
be-acad@mit.edu
 
Chemical engineering http:/​/​web.​mit.​edu/​cheme/​
(617) 253-4561
mitcheme@mit.edu
 
Civil engineering http:/​/​cee.​mit.​edu
(617) 253-7101
cee-www@mit.edu
 
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​eecs.​mit.​edu
(617) 253-4600
hq@eecs.mit.edu
 
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​eecs.​mit.​edu
(617) 253-4600
hq@eecs.mit.edu
 
Engineering management http:/​/​esd.​mit.​edu
(617) 253-1764
esdinquiries@mit.edu
 
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering http:/​/​cee.​mit.​edu
(617) 253-7101
cee-www@mit.edu
 
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​dmse.​mit.​edu/​
(617) 253-3300
dmse@mit.edu
 
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​meche.​mit.​edu/​
(617) 253-2201
mehq@mit.edu
 
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering http:/​/​web.​mit.​edu/​nse/​
(617) 253-7522
nse-info@mit.edu
 
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​engineering.​mit.​edu/​
(617) 253-3291
 
 

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,818
Master's (full-time) 1,071
Master's (part-time) 0
Ph.D. (full-time) 1,740
Ph.D. (part-time) 7

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 1,042
Total master's graduates 738
International master's graduates 37.3%
Minority master's graduates 20.7%
Female master's graduates 23.8%
Total Ph.D. graduates 304
International Ph.D. graduates 49.7%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 14.5%
Female Ph.D. graduates 22.7%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 35 8.1%
Architectural 0 N/A
Biomedical 20 4.4%
Chemical 31 8.5%
Civil 22 5.1%
Computer science 59 13.4%
Electrical 67 15.6%
Engineering management 9 10.5%
Environmental 14 2.5%
Industrial / Manufacturing 0 N/A
Materials 32 6.8%
Mechanical 68 19.2%
Nuclear 14 4.3%
Other 1 1.4%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 371
Part-time faculty 1
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 49

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $332,462,000
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 369
 

Engineering School Ranking

#1 Best Engineering Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#2 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#5 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#1 in Chemical
#6 in Civil
#1 in Computer Engineering
#1 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#9 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#1 in Materials
#2 in Mechanical
#2 in Nuclear

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 100
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.9
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.8
Overall acceptance rate 17.5% - Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students) 783
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.7:1 - High
Ph.D.s granted 304
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $332,462,000
Research expenditures per faculty member $900,981
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 13.2%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,818
 

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 2,818

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 2,811
Minority students 18.0%
International students 42.7%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 7
Minority students 28.6%
International students 0.0%
 

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Elizabeth Hicks
Financial aid phone (617) 253-4971

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $40,460 per year
Required fees $272 per year
Room and board $17,338
Books and supplies $1,926
Miscellaneous expenses $7,446

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 613
Teaching assistants 244
Research assistants 1,576
Other appointments N/A
 


 

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