Academic Ranking of World Universities

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
English Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: USA
Found Year: 1861
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue

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.

Total Enrollment:10264
           International Students:2726(27%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:4199
           International Students:383(9%)
Graduate Enrollment:6065
           International Students:2343(39%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Aerospace Engineering
           Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology
           Archaeology and Materials
           Art and Design
           Biological Engineering
           Brain and Cognitive Sciences
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical-Biological Engineering
           Civil and Environmental Engineering
           Civil Engineering
           Comparative Media Studies
           Computer Science and Engineering
           Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
           Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
           Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
           Electrical Science and Engineering
           Environmental Engineering Science
           Foreign Languages and Literatures
           Humanities and Engineering
           Humanities and Science
           Linguistics and Philosophy
           Management Science
           Materials Science and Engineering
           Mathematics with Computer Science
           Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering
           Nuclear Science and Engineering
           Political Science
           Science, Technology, and Society
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
           Biological Chemistry
           Biological Engineering
           Biological Oceanography (jointly offered with WHOI)
           Biological Oceanography (jointly with WHOI)
           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
           Developmental Biology
           Earth and Planetary Sciences
           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
           Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
           Humans in Aerospace
           Information Technology
           Inorganic Chemistry
           Management of Technology
           Management Studies
           Marine Geology and Geophysics (jointly offered with WHOI)
           Master of Finance
           Materials and Structures
           Materials Science and Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering
           Media Arts and Sciences
           Media Technology
           Molecular Biology
           Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
           Nuclear Science and Engineering
           Ocean Engineering
           Oceanographic Engineering (jointly with WHOI)
           Operations Research
           Organic Chemistry
           Physical Chemistry
           Physical Oceanography (jointly offered with WHOI)
           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
           Urban and Regional Planning
           Urban and Regional Studies
           Urban Studies and Planning
           Visual Studies

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