Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1861
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Introduction

The essence of MIT is our appetite for problems––especially those big, intractable, complicated problems whose solutions make a permanent difference. While MIT is a research university committed to world-class inquiry in math, science, and engineering, MIT has equally distinguished programs in architecture, the humanities, management, and the social sciences. A diverse, supportive campus environment––with an incredible range of student groups and athletic and fitness opportunities––ensures that it's not all about the work. And in MIT's intensely creative atmosphere, the arts flourish in all their forms. MIT admits some of the most talented students in the world on a need-blind basis. The Institute is committed to meeting the financial need of each admitted undergraduate student through MIT Scholarships; the average need-based scholarship was $51,500 in 2018. As a result, the MIT community is incredibly diverse, and organically collaborative, with students coming from many different backgrounds, across the country and around the world. Students are frequently encouraged to unite MIT’s engineering excellence with public service. For example, the required senior capstone design course for mechanical engineering majors centers on making the world a better place through engineering. Recent years have focused on projects using alternative forms of energy, and machines that could be used for sustainable agriculture. Beyond academic coursework, MIT’s D-Lab, Poverty Action Lab, and Public Service Center all support students and professors in the research and implementation of culturally sensitive and environmentally responsible technologies and programs that alleviate poverty and improve quality of life in low-income areas locally, nationally, and worldwide. MIT’s preeminence in entrepreneurship is rooted in its founding. As one of the first land-grant colleges, the Institute was designed to deliver a practical education rather than to focus on the classical education that was provided by many private universities of the era. This emphasis on practice is infused into the entrepreneurship curriculum and programming, which emphasizes learning by doing. Over the course of the 2018–2019 academic year, more than 500 entrepreneurship courses were offered. Several MIT departments, labs, and centers foster entrepreneurship and innovation at MIT including the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program, and the MIT Innovation Initiative to name a few. MIT also has over 40 student clubs and initiatives involved in entrepreneurship or innovation, among them the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, MIT Clean Energy Prize, and conferences such as Hacking Arts and Hacking Medicine. The MIT community brings its energy and creativity outside the classroom as well with 450+ student-run groups, 33 varsity sports, 27 intramural sports, 35 club sports, and more than 50 music, theater, visual arts, writing, and dance groups. It’s just a short walk across the Charles River to Boston where students can enjoy the city’s fabulous restaurants and culture. Many programs around MIT allow students to get reduced-price tickets to various events, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the American Repertory Theater, and Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox games. Students get free admission daily to the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, and all Harvard University and MIT museums.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Physics
1
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
1
Automation & Control
1
Computer Science & Engineering
1
Chemical Engineering
1
Materials Science & Engineering
1
Biotechnology
2
Biological Sciences
2
Key Statistics
11276
Total Enrollment
3807(33.8%)
International Students
4522
Undergraduate Enrollment
694(15.3%)
International Students
6754
Graduate Enrollment
3113(46.1%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology
Anthropology
Archaeology and Materials
Art and Design
Biological Engineering
Biology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemical-Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering
Comparative Media Studies
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Economics
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Science and Engineering
Engineering
Environmental Engineering Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures
History
Humanities
Humanities and Engineering
Humanities and Science
Linguistics and Philosophy
Literature
Management Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics with Computer Science
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planning
Political Science
Science, Technology, and Society
Writing
Graduate Programs
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace Computational Engineering
Air Transportation Systems
Air-Breathing Propulsion
Aircraft Systems Engineering
Applied Biosciences
Archaeological Materials
Architecture Studies
Architecture: Building Technology
Architecture: Design and Computation
Architecture: History and Theory of Architecture
Architecture: History and Theory of Art
Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Science
Autonomous Systems
Bio- and Polymeric Materials
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Chemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Oceanography (jointly offered with WHOI)
Biological Oceanography (jointly with WHOI)
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Structure
Building Technology
Cell Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Practice
Chemical Oceanography (jointly offered with WHOI)
Chemical Oceanography (jointly with WHOI)
City Planning
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Systems
Civil Engineering
Climate Physics and Chemistry
Coastal Engineering
Cognitive Science
Communications and Networks
Comparative Media Studies
Computation for Design and Optimization
Computational and Systems Biology
Computational and Systems Biology (jointly offered with the School of Engineering)
Computational and Systems Biology (jointly offered with the School of Science)
Computer Science
Computer Science and Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Controls
Developmental Biology
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Economics
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials
Emerging, Fundamental, and Computational Studies in Materials Science
Engineering and Management
Engineering and Management—jointly offered with the Sloan School of Management through the System Design and Management Program
Engineering Systems
Engineering Systems
Engineering/Management—dual degree with Leaders for Global Operations Program
Engineering/Management—Leaders for Global Operations
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Genetics
Geochemistry
Geology
Geophysics
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
History
Humans in Aerospace
Hydrology
Immunology
Information Technology
Inorganic Chemistry
Linguistics
Logistics
Management
Management
Management of Technology
Management Studies
Manufacturing
Marine Geology and Geophysics (jointly offered with WHOI)
Master of Finance
Materials and Structures
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts and Sciences
Media Technology
Microbiology
Microbiology
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Oceanographic Engineering (jointly with WHOI)
Operations Research
Organic Chemistry
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physical Oceanography (jointly offered with WHOI)
Physics
Planetary Sciences
Political Science
Polymer Science and Technology
Real Estate Development
Science Writing
Space Propulsion
Space Systems
Structural and Environmental Materials
Structures and Materials
Technology and Policy
Technology, Management, and Policy
Toxicology
Transportation
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and Regional Studies
Urban Studies and Planning
Visual Studies