The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge was founded in 1861. A private research university focusing on science and technology, MIT ranks #5 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. A majority of students choose to study engineering, followed by computer science and biology. As a space- and sea-grant university, MIT has dedicated programs in aeronautics, astronautics, marine sciences, and oceanography.
The students here are all brilliant, motivated, inspired people. Everywhere you go there is amazing science happening, and every individual has terrific opportunities through the UROP program and the many research connections that MIT has to gain experience and participate in the lab. The work is difficult, but the opportunities are worth it.
Jedidiah from Acton, ME
MIT is one of the best, if not THE best, engineering school in the country, but don't overlook other programs like business or economics, which are also great at MIT. MIT has a strong sense of collaboration that it promotes from your first visit on campus through its extensive alumni networks, which can be rare in such high-caliber colleges. It's a great place to be all around, as long as you're up for the challenge and the workload.