Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Highlights

  • Students have around 60 majors and 58 minors to choose from for a whopping 3,480 combinations.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 3:1 for undergraduate students.

  • MIT is organized into five schools: Engineering, Science, Management, Architecture and Planning, and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. When you apply to MIT, you are applying to MIT as a whole, not to a specific school or major. All students start at MIT as undeclared and choose their major/course at the end of their first year.

  • MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) gives students the chance to work on cutting-edge research, and over 90% of students do! 

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

  • MIT undergraduates can cross-register to take classes for credit at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and Massachusetts College or Art and Design (MassArt).

  • The Office of the First Year (OFY) oversees academic planning, advising, and resources for first-year students, including MIT's Learning Communities and First Generation Program.

  • Interested in medicine or med school? MIT has programs to help you prepare for and apply to medical school.