The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more commonly referred to as MIT, is a private research university that focuses on scientific and technological research. Located on 166 acres of land in Cambridge, MA, MIT maintains five schools hosting 30 departments, as well as dozens of makerspaces, a wind tunnel, a glass lab, a research nuclear reactor, and more. Home to an array of research centers, such as the Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research and MIT Media Center, more than 85% of undergraduates participate in research initiatives. Students can also take advantage of MIT’s virtual experiential learning programs, such as collaborating with people around the world to tackle global poverty through D-Lab. MIT offers living-learning communities, gender-inclusive housing, Greek life, and more on campus, which features more than 3,500 works of contemporary art.
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.