Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review

A Excellent
4.6 Based on 10 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
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Activities and Groups
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Degree Overview

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.

1446 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
48
59
 
25
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
 
47
 
3
Architecture
 
5
11
 
3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
92
4
 
98
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
46
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
28
38
 
50
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
9
81
 
12
Civil Engineering, General
 
9
25
 
6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
51
88
 
38
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
9
3
 
15
Materials Engineering
 
39
8
 
35
Mechanical Engineering
 
185
122
 
60
Nuclear Engineering
 
12
14
 
14
Real Estate Development
 
 
22
 
 
Transportation and Highway Engineering
 
 
22
 
10

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

904 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
6
 
13
Computer Science
 
408
242
 
39
Systems Engineering
 
 
189
 
7

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

777 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business/Commerce, General
 
14
653
 
16
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
26
1
 
25
Operations Research
 
 
10
 
32

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

724 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
 
0
 
2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
34
 
 
38
Chemistry, General
 
17
2
 
49
Computational Biology
 
25
5
 
9
Financial Mathematics
 
12
110
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
5
1
 
3
Geophysics and Seismology
 
 
1
 
2
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
15
30
 
 
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
35
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
111
2
 
25
Meteorology
 
 
1
 
4
Neuroscience
 
22
1
 
12
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
 
 
1
 
12
Physics, General
 
86
2
 
49
Planetary Astronomy and Science
 
 
1
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

74 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
40
 
13
Journalism, Other
 
 
7
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
7
7
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

60 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
1
 
 
 
Cognitive Science
 
11
 
 
5
History, General
 
0
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
4
1
 
10
Philosophy
 
8
 
 
6
Political Science and Government, General
 
1
0
 
8
Science, Technology and Society
 
1
 
 
4

26 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Creative Writing
 
10
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
6
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
2
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
8
 
 
 

5 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
0
 
 
 
Music, General
 
5
 
 
 

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Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by New England Commission 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?

4.7 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Brain and Cognitive Science, Class of 1999

    Career fairs, undergraduate research opportunities projects

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MBA, Class of 2013

    Lots of hands on experience with companies and projects

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1991

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 1993

    Career Services office and staff.

    5 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

    5 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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    MBA, Class of 2013

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

    5 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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Chemical Engineering, Class of 1981

    Labs great, dining closed early, bad for sports teams

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1991

    Wide variety from good to bad

    4 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.

    4 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.7 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Architecture , Class of 1994

    Research opportunities, collaborative efforts, philanthropy

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

    Cosplay, crew, sororities and fraternities

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Math, Class of 2008

    Research, outreach, and entrepreneurship groups

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MBA, Class of 2013

    Lots of cultural parties sponsored by student groups and the school

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    chemical engineering, Class of 1983

    sci fi library. roach art and architecture library. MediaLab

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 1993

    Most Varsity sports of any university.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    neuroscience, Class of 2005

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer science, Class of 2015

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

    5 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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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What are the school's academic highlights?
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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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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