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: School of Engineering, School of Science, Sloan School of Management, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning. When students apply to MIT they do not need to apply to a specific school or program. All students start at MIT as undeclared and choose their program of study at the end of their first year.
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.