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Admissions + Aid

Intensely curious and driven to explore, the people of MIT value rigorous analytical thinking, ingenuity, hands-on problem solving, and big new ideas. Stimulating, supportive, and playful, the MIT community becomes, for many students, a second home.

In our undergraduate, graduate, and professional admissions, we seek applicants whose strengths, interests, and values are a good match for MIT. Because the Institute is built on the idea that talent and good ideas can come from anywhere, we are a remarkably diverse community, drawing students from all 50 states and from 120 countries. Many are members of the first generation in their family to have the opportunity for higher education. Above all, our students learn not to be afraid of hard problems, making their MIT education a springboard for many careers — and practical preparation for life.

Undergraduate Admissions & Aid

All prospective undergraduate students apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, regardless of their intended program of study. On the undergraduate admissions site, you can learn more about our application process and read student blogs about life at MIT. 

Graduate Admissions & Aid

To pursue graduate study at MIT, you need to apply to one of our departmental programs. Each department has its own application website and admissions requirements.

Professional & Executive Education

For professionals in the workforce and for learners anywhere eager for MIT content without the full-time commitment of a traditional degree program, we offer a range of educational options — some online, some on campus, and some a blend of both.