Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at MIT, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #7 nationwide.
Good Representation of Many Races
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked #99 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at MIT
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at MIT.
MIT boasts excellent racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at MIT is equally balanced.
This institution is ranked at #456 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,455 males and 2,092 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at MIT
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among MIT's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at MIT is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among MIT's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at MIT is above average.
Excellent Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology come from within Massachusetts. This puts MIT's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #11.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at MIT
There is a large community of about 3,413 international students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology representing at least 49 countries. For more complete information, see the MIT International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 36.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank MIT #1,470 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at MIT
Analyze the age range of MIT students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
- How is MIT doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how MIT is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to MIT?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are offered to inspire diverse perspectives.