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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,285
Total Undergrads
Including 47 Part-time
1,067
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

37% Women
63% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Football Conference

  • Football

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

14
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,021)
14
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,266)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 27 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - Yes
Fencing 17 21 - -
Field Hockey - 19 - Yes
Football 60 - - -
Lacrosse 26 21 - -
Rowing 69 70 Yes -
Sailing - 16 - -
Soccer 23 23 - Yes
Softball - 12 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 28 34 - -
Tennis 15 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 50 37 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 47 39 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 19 - -
Volleyball 13 17 Yes Yes
Water Polo 18 - Yes Yes
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Hispanic 7.9%
Non-resident alien 26.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.6%
Two or more races 0.9%
White/non-Hispanic 34.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 26
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jedidiah from Acton, ME
  • 5
  • MIT allows students to choose the dorm that they want to stay in. It's a terrific setup that allows students to explore different dorm cultures and decided which one fits…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • The dorms at MIT all have their own really different cultures. I mean REALLY different. Your dorm becomes a big part of your social life, so it …

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • Alex from New York
  • 4
  • Dorms have different cultures at MIT, and you [generally] get to pick which one you get to live in, so you're likely to have a good fit. Many students join…

  • Apr-03-2012 Read More
  • Guillermo from Buford, GA
  • 4
  • i've only gone over the summer to visit mit, so i didn't get to see much of the dorm life that goes on regularly. you can expect however, to see…

  • Feb-04-2012 Read More
  • Laith from Fountain Valley, CA
  • 4
  • MIT has guaranteed on-campus housing for undergrads and when you get in they send you a packet with a video and information on all the different dorms, their specifications, and…

  • Jun-20-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Margaret from Cambridge, MA
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    My dining hall is awesome, I have never gotten a bad meal. We have a stir fry station, a grill, a comfort food section, and other random stuff including an ice cream bar!

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  • 4
  • Student from Oklahoma
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    If you aren't on a meal plan, your options are very limited. There are a couple food trucks and a couple places in the student center, but otherwise, you're fairly limited unless you cook for yourself. The meal plan is expensive, but the food is decent.

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  • 5
  • Simon
  • Nov-29-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are many food places on campus, and around. Boston is right across the river and offers many fantastic places to eat. MIT itself has multiple dining halls so one does not even need to leave campus to get good food.

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  • 3
  • Max from US
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Restaurants and off-campus food = AMAZING! Boston and Cambridge are awesome. Dining halls = so-so. SOmetimes they're great, other days they are just kinda blah. Good news is the food is always edible and the five dining halls usually all have different stuff you always have lots of choices. The worst part is dining hall hours aren't always super convenient.

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  • 4
  • Kira
  • Jul-15-2013 I am a current student here

    I like the food at MIT, for I find a lot better than food from my high school. There is a lot of variety and you don't get bored with the options too quickly. Even if you're not on a meal plan, MIT is located in the city so there are also many restaurant and cafe options. They range from Toscanni's ice cream and tea, Indian food, Thai food, Subway, Veggie Galaxy (a wonderful vegan restaurant), and many others.

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  • 3
  • Luisa from Bethel, CT
  • Jun-17-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The meal plan (mandatory for some dorms) is huge and expensive, but cooking is very common among students.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Margaret from Cambridge, MA
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are 6 sororities and twenty something frat's associated with MIT, most of them have houses in Boston off campus.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Sylmar, CA
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    50% of guys are in one of our 36 frats. 30% of girls are in a sorority. Greek life is a lot bigger than expected here. We are just nerdy greeks.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Forsyth, GA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Better than on any college campus. We're actually focused on academics, and success. That's why a ton of Greek organizations are regarded by their nationals as the best chapter in the nation.

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  • 0
  • Daniela from Key Biscayne, FL
  • Nov-27-2012 I am a past student here

    Around 25 Frats and like 7 sororities a lot of people are involved in greek life, however it is not like any school you don't have to be part of greek life to participate in their events

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  • 0
  • Kirstyn from Pinckney, MI
  • Jul-05-2012 I am a current student here

    Fraternities are phenomenal. Over 50% (I think) of the male population is involved in Greek life, and they're the funnest things ever (even for girls), because they're not your stereotypical fraternities. There's Jewish Greek life, geeky Greek life, community-service-centered Greek life, and a dozen normal-person fraternities in addition to those who like to party. As for sororities - give it a shot, they're not your typical sorority either, but there's a much lower participation rate (30%). I'm a perfectly happy non-sorority girl :-)

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