Do you want to get an MIT graduate school degree? How much do you know about the admissions requirements for MIT grad school?

This short guide will look at the most important aspects of applying to grad school at MIT, including:

  • MIT graduate school admissions requirements
  • Average GRE, GMAT, LSAT scores for MIT grad school programs
  • Minimum GPA for MIT grad programs
  • Acceptance rates for MIT graduate school programs
  • Other important MIT grad school admissions statistics

Let’s get into it.

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MIT Graduate School

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been around for a while. The university was founded in 1861. It is one of the top universities in the world for engineering and technical degrees.

The university has ~4,500 undergraduate students enrolled and ~6,800 graduate and professional students. Just from those numbers, you can see that the graduate programs at MIT are a major focus of the university.

In U.S. New’s 2019 rankings, MIT is ranked in the top ten graduate programs for:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive MBA
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
  • Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • And more

MIT Admissions Statistics – How Hard is It to Get into MIT?

The admissions requirements for most MIT graduate programs are very competitive. Do you think your standardized test scores are good enough for MIT?

Most of MIT’s programs don’t explicitly list their GRE statistics. The information below was put together by Magoosh (online test prep services provider – GRE/GMAT/LSAT/etc).

You can read more about the methodology they used to come up with their estimated MIT GRE scores on their blog.

These statistics were compiled on Magoosh’s GRE Blog.

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MIT Graduate School Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rates and admissions standards for MIT graduate programs varies. Some of the departments list statistics from their graduate class profiles, such as average GPAs, program acceptance rates, and standardized test score averages, on their website.

MIT MBA Program – Class of 2019

Total MBA Applications: 5,798
Total Students Enrolled : 404
MIT MBA Program Acceptance Rate: 7.0%

Median MIT MBA GMAT Score: 722
Low GMAT Score (bottom 10%): 690
High GMAT Score (top 10%): 760

Low GRE Verbal Score (bottom 10%): 154
High Verbal GRE Score (top 10%): 169

Low GRE Quantitative Score (bottom 10%): 159
High Quantitative GRE Score (top 10%): 170

MIT MBA Median Undergraduate GPA: 3.49

Average Work Experience: 4.87 years

MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program – Class of 2020

Median GMAT Score: 732
Low GMAT Score (bottom 10%): 700
High GMAT Score (top 10%): 770

Low GRE Quantitative Score (bottom 10%): 161
High Quantitative GRE Score (top 10%): 169
Median GRE Quantitative Score: 166

MIT LGO Median Undergraduate GPA: 3.66

Average Work Experience: 5 years

MIT Master of Finance Program – Class of 2020

Total MS Finance Applications 2017: ~2,000
Total Students Enrolled 2018 : 111
MIT Master of Finance Acceptance Rate: ~6%

Median MIT MS Finance GMAT Score: 730
Low GMAT Score (bottom 10%): 700
High GMAT Score (top 10%): 760

Low GRE Verbal Score (bottom 10%): 153
High Verbal GRE Score (top 10%): 165

Low GRE Quantitative Score (bottom 10%): 164
High Quantitative GRE Score (top 10%): 170

MIT Master of Finance Median GPA: 3.7

Average Work Experience: 17 months

MIT Master of Supply Chain Management

Minimum GRE Verbal Percentile: 75%
Minimum GRE Quantitative Percentile: 75%
Minimum GRE Analytical Writing Percentile: 50%

Median MIT MS SCM GMAT Score: 700

Minimum Work Experience Required: 2 years
Preferred Work Experience: 5 years

MIT Graduate School Application Requirements

Each grad program at MIT has its own application requirements. Depending on the program you want to apply to, you might need two letters of recommendation, three letters of recommendation, or no letters of recommendation.

We have simplified the application requirements for several MIT grad school programs below, which should make the whole process more clear.

MIT MBA Application Requirements

Your first step when applying to the MIT MBA program is to create a new account with the Sloan School of Management here.

You will be submitting the following documents:

  • A completed MIT Sloan MBA Online Application
  • $250 Application Fee
  • Your resume
  • A 300 word cover letter (proving that you are awesome)
  • A 60 second video recording where you introduce yourself to your future classmates
  • An organization chart of your company or your department
  • Transcripts from each college or university you previously attended
  • Your GMAT or GRE score report
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably professional letters of recommendation)

MIT MBA Deadlines

MIT has a series of “rounds” for applications to the MBA program, each with their own deadlines.

  • September 25th – Deadline for MBA Round 1 applications – decision by December 25th
  • January 22nd – Deadline for MBA Round 2 applications – decision by April 2nd
  • April 8th – Deadline for MBA Round 3 applications – decision by May 8th

Further Information for Applying to MIT Business School

You can find FAQ’s and application tips on the MIT MBA Admissions webpage here.

If you’ve already applied to the MBA program, then you can check the status of your application by logging into the Sloan School of Management account that you created when you first filled out your application.

MIT Master of Finance Application Requirements

Your first step for applying to the MIT Master of Finance program is the same as applying to the MBA program. You will set up an account with the Sloan School of Management here.

The Master of Finance application requires the following documents:

  • A completed MIT MS Finance Online Application
  • $150 Application Fee
  • A one page resume without your name or contact information
  • An essay with a 500 word max length
  • A 60 second video essay response to an unknown prompt
  • Transcripts all of the colleges or universities that you previously attended
  • Your GMAT or GRE score report
  • Three letters of recommendation – one academic letter of recommendation, one professional letter of recommendation, and one that is professional or academic – your choice

MIT MFin Deadlines

  • January 3rd – MIT MFin Application deadline
  • March 12th – Admissions committee decision deadline
  • April 15th – Deadline for admitted students to reply to the offer

More Information for Applying to the MIT Master of Finance Program

You can get more information (FAQs, application tips, etc) on the MIT Master of Finance Admissions webpage here.

Already applied to the MIT MFin program? You can check the status of your application by logging into the MIT application account that you created when you first filled out your application.

MIT Master of Mechanical Engineering Application Requirements

To start your application for the MIT Master of Mechanical Engineering program, first create an account on the MechE Grad Apply webpage.

You will be required to submit the following documents for the application:

  • A completed MIT Master of MechE Online Application
  • An application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university you previously attended
  • Your GRE score report
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An IELTS or TOEFL score if your native language is not English

MIT Master of Mechanical Engineering Deadlines

  • December 15th – MIT Master of Mechanical Engineering Application deadline for Fall semester of the next year
  • Middle November – Deadline to take the GRE test so that your scores will arrive by the December application deadline. Sending GRE scores can take two weeks, so leaving more time as a cushion before the application deadline would be even better.

Additional Information for Applying to the MIT Master of Mechanical Engineering Program

You can find additional application details on the MIT MechE webpage here. The website also lists application tips and FAQs.

If you’ve already applied to the MFin program, then you can check your MIT application status by logging into your Grad Apply account.

MIT Master of Architecture Application Requirements

Your first step when applying to the MIT MArch program is to create a Grad Apply account. The MIT Master of Architecture program’s Grad Apply account can be found here.

You will be required to supply the following documentation:

  • A completed MIT Master of Architecture Online Application
  • A $75 application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university you previously attended
  • A GRE test score report
  • Your resume
  • A portfolio of your work
  • An essay explaining your goals, why you want to attend MIT, your background and experience, etc.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation with four letters being allowed
  • Your IELTS or TOEFL score if your native language is not English

MIT MArch Deadlines

  • December 31st – Application deadline for the Master of Architecture program
  • End of November – Deadline to take the GRE test for your scores to arrive by the December 31st application deadline. Sending GRE scores can take up to two weeks, so you might want give yourself more time in case there is a problem with sending your score.

More Information for Applying to the Master of Architecture Program at MIT

You can find more information on the MIT MArch webpage here. The website also lists degree requirements and tuition details.

If you’ve already applied to the MIT March program, then you can check your MIT application status by logging back into your Grad Apply account.

Conclusion

Applying to an MIT graduate school program is bold step. Most of MIT’s grad programs are very selective, especially the technical ones.

This quick guide laid out the application process, average GRE/GMAT test scores, median GPAs, and acceptance rates for some of MIT’s graduate program applications.

I hope this information will help you decide whether you should put MIT on your list of potential graduate schools.

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