Yale University vs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Overview

You’re wrestling with a tough question: “Should I go to Yale University or MIT ?”

What are your chances at Yale University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Yale University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    This complete guide analyzes both the quantitative and qualitative differences between Yale University andMassachusetts Institute of Technology. This comparison is particularly valuable at understanding the cultural nuances between the colleges since it uses student videos to capture the “vibes” of campus - these videos are exclusively available on CampusReel :)

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go through a general overview of the high-level differences between Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The table below summarizes some of the most important statistics around competitiveness, costs, etc.

    Yale University Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    In-state Tuition $47,600 $46,704
    Net Price $20,910.0 $22,968.0
    Average Financial Aid $49,051 $41,198
    Total Undergraduates 5528 4474
    Average SAT Scores 1430 - 1600 1430 - 1580
    Acceptance Rate 7 8
    Location Woodbridge Hall 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    City Name New Haven Cambridge

    WARNINGS: Based on net price alone, Yale University is the cheaper option. However, this sticker price may not adequately represent the difference in living costs between New Haven and Cambridge. Yale University is in a New England and MIT is in a New England - sometimes off campus meals and housing costs can dramatically vary between schools.

    Is Yale University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harder to get into? Which school is easier to get into?

    If you’re looking at acceptance rate alone, then Yale University is more difficult to get into. However, each college is looking to fill its incoming class with a variety of students with different strengths, backgrounds, etc. Therefore, the acceptance rate alone is not a good indicator that Yale University is a better school or will be more difficult for you specifically to get into. On the flipside, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is easier to get into based on acceptance rate alone.

    You can use the below college admissions predictor to determine your likelihood of acceptance at either school.

    What are your chances at Yale University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Yale University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    How do Yale University dorms compare to housing options at MIT?

    Both colleges provide on-campus living options. Yale University charges for on-campus living, while MIT charges N/A for on-campus living. Most importantly, though, check out the video below for a sample of dorm tours at each school.

    How does Yale University social life compare to MIT?

    It’s tough to understand the nuances of social life with data alone. That’s why we’ve brought in real student videos to show how Yale University social life differs from MIT.

    The table below helps demonstrate the student body differences as well.
    Yale University, % MIT, %
    White 46.51 36.57
    Hispanic 11.43 15.24
    Black 6.8 5.68
    Foreign 10.6 9.75
    Others 24.7 32.8

    How different is the Yale University campus compared to MIT campus?

    The Yale University campus is located in New Haven, CT and is characterized as City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000). The MIT campus is located in Cambridge, MA and is characterized as City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000).

    Which school gives more financial aid?

    Yale University provides $49,051 whereas MIT provides an average of $41,198.

    How does Yale University academics compare to MIT?

    When analyzing academics between Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology we’ll look at both what current students are studying and also where they end up after graduation. After all, college should prepare you for a career! Analyzing each school’s outcomes is super valuable to understand the value of the degree.

    Majors Yale University MIT
    Agriculture agriculture operations and related sciences N/A N/A
    Natural resources and conservation 17 N/A
    Architecture and related services 9 14
    Area ethnic cultural gender and group studies 79 N/A
    Communication journalism and related programs N/A 6
    Computer and information sciences and support services 62 342
    Communications technologies technicians and support services N/A N/A
    Personal and culinary services N/A N/A
    Engineering 90 462
    Education N/A N/A
    Engineering technologies and engineering related fields N/A N/A

    Which is better: Yale University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

    What are your chances at Yale University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Yale University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    We’ve compared dorm life, costs, outcomes and more to provide the most complete comparison between Yale University and MIT. But, you’re smart enough to know that numbers paint a terrible picture for truly understanding what each college and community is like. And, the real answer to which school is better is: the school that’s right for you. No matter who you ask, if they know what they’re talking about, the answer is the same: the “better” school is whatever is the best fit for you personally. That’s why it’s extremely important to check out all the videos on CampusReel for each school.

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