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MIT, also known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the premier institution for STEM studies. It ranks first in the QS World University Rankings and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its motto, “Mind and Hand,” represents its dedication to advancing science and technology for the betterment of humanity.

MIT’s excellence in innovation, technology, and research has earned it the top spot in the QS World University Ranking. The privately owned coeducational institution consists of five schools: Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Management, and Science. These schools provide academic departments, institutes, degree programs, interdisciplinary research centers, laboratories, and programs that surpass traditional departmental boundaries.


  • October 2022 saw 11k+ enrollments out of which 4500+ were undergraduate.
  • For the first-year batch of 2026, the admit rate was 3.96%.
  • Engineering degrees show maximum enrolment followed by Computing.
  • Humanities, arts and social sciences, and Architecture and Planning saw the least enrollments.
  • There are 3,465 international students enrolled in degree programs at MIT—513 undergraduates (11%).
  • Asian students make up 53% of the total international student population.
  • The gender ratio of the student population is 48% females and 52% males.
Student Life Fees (for clubs and other facilities)$ 403 ( 33k INR)
Housing (most expensive room)$ 12,380 ( 10.3L INR)
Food (most expensive meal plan)$ 7,010 (5.7 L INR)
Books, course materials and supplies$ 880 (72.5k INR)
Personal Expenses$ 2304 (1.9L INR)
Total (including tuition)$ 82, 730 (68.2L INR)
  • All students need to demonstrate minimum competence in the fields they will continue to study at

This includes-

  • Maths, through calculus
  • One year or more of physics
  • One year or more of chemistry
  • One year or more of biology
  • Four years of English
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Two years of history and/or social sciences
  • The average starting salary for MIT bachelor’s degree recipients entering entry positions has increased from 104,617 dollars in 2021 to 115,461 dollars in 2022.
  • Every September, the MIT Career Fair, hosted by undergraduates, attracts approximately 450 firms and 5,000 students.
  • The average salary offered for graduates ranged from USD 46,200 to USD 63,900.
  • According to the 2022 Graduating student survey-
  • 3% of undergrads had been employed full-time for Fall, 2022.
  • 5% had accepted a position for work.
  • The employer industry survey depicted the following statistics
  • There are two kinds of visas that would allow you to come to study in the

United States: the F-1 Student Visa and the J-1 Exchange Visitor (student) visa.

  • If you present to the Consular Officer a Form I 20 issued to you by MIT, you will receive an F-1 visa.
  • If you present a Form DS-2019, you will receive a J-1 visa. Both types of visas require you to be a full-time student whenever school is in session (September to June).
  • A SEVIS-I-901 fee is also applicable- for F-1 visa holders to from US$200 toUS$350, and for J-1 visa holders from US$180 to US$220).
  • After procuring the form, schedule a visa interview appointment with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate closest to your home.
  • IMP- If you applied for a J-1 visa, you should remember that depending on your funding and the country you are from, you may be subject to the two-year home residency requirement. If you are subject to this requirement, after completing your program of studies and academic training (if any), you will be required to return home and spend two years there before you can apply for an H, L, or immigrant visa.
  • Administrative processing( Coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, it is a series of more in-depth security reviews done by the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. federal government agencies) may be done after the application form is approved.
  • However, it is a long process taking time “as long as it takes”.