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Cambridge, MA, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 11,331 students and offering 107 degrees in Cambridge, MA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
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Engineering
1,379 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
52
48
29
Architecture
8
57
12
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
58
4
39
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
22
Chemical Engineering
43
30
38
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
3
62
11
Civil Engineering
15
35
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
49
70
63
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
12
19
10
Materials Engineering
45
12
31
Mechanical Engineering
197
144
58
Nuclear Engineering
8
23
14
Real Estate Development
26
Transportation and Highway Engineering
24
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
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Business
903 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commerce
44
780
15
Economics
31
0
12
Operations Research
10
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Computer Technology
641 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
12
Computer Science
290
131
38
Systems Engineering
157
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
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Mathematics and Science
543 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
2
2
Biology
63
3
32
Chemistry
20
4
40
Computational Biology
14
4
7
Geology/earth Science
6
1
4
Geophysics and Seismology
0
8
Mathematics
119
1
21
Mathematics and Computer Science
23
Meteorology
1
1
Neuroscience
23
3
4
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
0
6
Physics
81
6
39
Planetary Astronomy and Science
2
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Communication and Media
80 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
39
13
Journalism
8
Mass Communication
9
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Human and Social Sciences
54 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
0
Cognitive Science
9
7
History
0
Linguistics
5
1
5
Philosophy
5
0
Political Science
4
4
7
Science, Technology and Society
2
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Education and Liberal Arts
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Creative Writing
6
English Language and Literature
3
Foreign Languages and Literatures
0
Liberal Arts
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
6 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Music
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Brain and Cognitive Science, Class of 1999

Career fairs, undergraduate research opportunities projects

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2013

Lots of hands on experience with companies and projects

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1991

World class education, many alumni clubs and events, continuing education opportunities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 1993

Career Services office and staff.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
neuroscience, Class of 2005

extensive grad school program assistance, alumni online web portals to connect with other alumni and professionals in the field

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2015

-Career fair and counseling -Research opportunities with professors -A solid curriculum in almost all technical subjects -An opportunity to connect with some of the smartest undergraduates in the world

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2013

Very very collaborative, and emphasized unity of purpose and having fun will being effective.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2015

Smart, passionate about science and engineering, running the gamut from theoretical physics to making a startup

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1981

Labs great, dining closed early, bad for sports teams

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1991

Wide variety from good to bad

Rated January 2016
Alumni
neuroscience, Class of 2005

labs were good, dorms and classrooms are pretty normal with varying degrees of size and quaity, ok food.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2015

Dorms all have a unique culture. Facilities are generally well maintained, though MIT administration does have a nasty habit of ignoring small maintainence problems until they become large ones.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Architecture , Class of 1994

Research opportunities, collaborative efforts, philanthropy

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Brain and Cognitive Science, Class of 1999

Cosplay, crew, sororities and fraternities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Math, Class of 2008

Research, outreach, and entrepreneurship groups

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MBA, Class of 2013

Lots of cultural parties sponsored by student groups and the school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
chemical engineering, Class of 1983

sci fi library. roach art and architecture library. MediaLab

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 1993

Most Varsity sports of any university.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
neuroscience, Class of 2005

all kinds of nerdy smart things, still a large number of sports teams/clubs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2015

Hacking, both computers and physical things. Mystery hunt, a big puzzle competition.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Program
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It’s no coincidence that MIT’s mascot is a beaver. The critter purposely was selected because of its "remarkable engineering and mechanical skill and its habits of industry." The prestigious institution has a variety of well-regarded programs, but engineering is its soul. In fact, about 60 percent of MIT’s undergrads and 45 percent of grad students are enrolled in the School of Engineering. Faculty are distinguished scholars involved in cutting-edge research in areas ranging from genetics and cancer to transportation and national security. Alliances with the federal government, private foundations, and more than 800 companies fund their extensive efforts. Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program students get in on the action with projects such as creating innovative medical devices, designing a new Navy ship, or 3D printing tissue for experiments. Aligned with MIT’s emphasis on innovation, students have plenty of chances to pursue their own research, too. You might even win the annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, one of the nation’s top contests for turning great ideas into successful companies.

Questions and Answers about Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Twenty-nine MIT grads have won Nobel Prizes, with extensive representation in the categories of economics, physics, and chemistry. More than one-third of the nation's space flights have included MIT-educated astronauts, including four of the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon during the Apollo program. A sampling of other famous graduates includes architect IM Pei, Doppler Radar inventor Bernard Gordon, journalist Karen Arenson, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Princess of Thailand Ubolratana Manidol.

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What is the campus setting like?
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This 168-acre urban campus located in Cambridge, Mass., across the Charles River from downtown Boston contains some of the most distinctive buildings you’ll ever see. Architects from around the world come to study wondrous Simmons Hall (aka “The Sponge”), a 10-story tall, 350-bed dormitory designed by Steven Holl that contains more than 5,500 small square windows. Then there’s the Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences. Not only does the building feature tilting towers, many-angled walls, and whimsical shapes, it also has won awards for its sustainable design elements. The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex hosts the largest neuroscience center in the world – and it sits on top of an active freight rail corridor.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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In an effort to share knowledge with anyone who is interested, MIT publishes virtually all of its course content for free on the web through OpenCourseWare (OCW). This allows independent study of a variety of disciplines (computer programming, linear algebra, and algorithms are among the most popular subjects) through video lectures, online textbooks, and assignments with solutions. MIT also participates in edX, a provider of online classes from top institutions. Participants can receive an official credential signed by the instructor that verifies completion.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Rifle, squash, fencing . . . the sports scene at MIT is about more than just football and basketball. In fact, MIT fields teams in 33 varsity sports, which is more than any other NCAA Division III school in the United States. (Rowing programs, however, are Division I.) Over the years, more than 230 MIT student-athletes have been named Academic All-Americas. This makes the school the all-time Division III record-holder and places it third among all divisions. Thirty MIT grads have competed at the Olympics.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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As of 2015, the MIT community (current and former) included 85 Nobel Laureates, 56 National Medal of Science winners, 28 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, and 44 MacArthur Fellows. The school is known for its cutting-edge research, and opportunities to collaborate with faculty as junior colleagues start freshmen year. Two of MIT’s main areas of exploration are energy and cancer.

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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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Home of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge presents an attractive pool of highly educated candidates. (Nearly three-fourths of residents over the age of 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree.) Employers are eager to take advantage of this talent, and the average household income is well above the national average. Cambridge’s proximity to Boston (about a mile) offers further job prospects.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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Cambridge’s two educational meccas are the city’s leading employers. Graduates in STEM disciplines may find work at biotech companies such as Novartis, Biogen, and Sanofi; engineering consultants CDM Smith and Raytheon; and software powerhouses Microsoft, Google, and HubSpot. Mount Auburn Hospital and Cambridge Hospital Alliance are major employers of people with degrees in health sciences.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
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Harvard and MIT definitely give Cambridge a cultured, intellectual feel. The city is divided into 13 residential neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Housing can be expensive and hard to find, so renting is a popular option. Parents looking for educational choices love Cambridge for its variety of private, parochial, and charter schools as well as a public grade school system that operates under a controlled-choice plan.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
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From the Museum of Science in East Cambridge to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Harvard Square, Cambridge has a variety of mind-enriching cultural attractions. Many residents like to browse bookstores (Harvard Square alone has more than 30). Others enjoy the distinctive movie selections at Kendall Square Cinema followed by dinner at a hip new restaurant or a traditional bar and grill. The Charles River is a popular spot to enjoy boating, kayaking, and canoeing.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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A city of more than 105,000 people and a median age of 30.2 means plenty of singles! You might just find a kindred spirit at the next table at one of the coffeehouses in Inman Square. Expand your options with a journey into Boston for a Pops concert or a Red Sox game.

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