Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from 46 major programs and 49 minor programs. 

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1.

  • MIT is organized into 5 schools: about 65% of students major in the School of Engineering, 26% in the School of Science, 3% in the Sloan School of Management, 4% in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and 2% in the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) gives students the chance to work on cutting-edge research. 

  • During Independent Activities Period (IAP), a special 4-week period in January, students can pursue their own educational interests and goals.

  • MIT undergraduate and graduate students can cross-register to take classes for credit at Harvard University, Wellesley College, Massachusetts College of Art, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts without paying additional tuition.

  • Advising is available for students interested in legal and health professions.

  • In 2012, about 39% of MIT's graduating class studied, volunteered, or interned abroad at some point during their time at MIT.