Founded in 1861, MIT ranks number 1 for undergraduate computer engineering programs, and number 7 overall for best national universities. Located just outside of Boston, in Cambridge, MIT well-known for being home to some of the strongest programs in STEM.
In fact, the school even chose its mascot — the badger — as a nod to the animal’s “remarkable engineering and mechanical skills and its habits of industry.” MIT also ranked 2nd for the best colleges for veterans and, if you want a top-notch education, it ranked 5th for best value schools.
According to U.S. Money, the tuition for MIT is $48,452 for the year, with an additional $14,210 for room and board. It’s a small college, with a total enrollment of 11,331 students, which also means it has a narrow acceptance rate — in 2015, only eight percent of applicants were admitted into MIT.
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