The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT has since played a key role in the development of modern technology and science, ranking among the top academic institutions in the world.
MIT is pioneering new ways of teaching and learning, on our campus and around the world, by inventing and leveraging digital technologies. MITx , the Institute’s portfolio of massively open online courses, offers flexible access to a range of interactive courses developed and taught by instructors from MIT.
Through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program , more than 85% of undergraduates enrich their education through engaging in frontline, faculty-led research. Research flourishes in our 30 departments across five schools and one college , as well as in dozens of centers, labs, and programs that convene experts across disciplines to explore new intellectual frontiers and attack important societal problems.
Stimulating, supportive, and playful, the MIT community becomes, for many students, a second home. In our undergraduate, graduate, and professional admissions, we seek applicants whose strengths, interests, and values are a good match for MIT. Because the Institute is built on the idea that talent and good ideas can come from anywhere, we are a remarkably diverse community, drawing students from all 50 states and from 118 countries.
MIT OpenCourseWare is an online publication of materials from over 2,500 MIT courses, freely sharing knowledge with learners and educators around the world. Learn more
MIT’s campus extends more than a mile (1.6 km) along the Charles River. At its heart is a group of interconnecting buildings, designed by architect W. Welles Bosworth (Class of 1889), that facilitate interaction and communication among MIT’s schools and departments. The campus architecture showcases a range of styles, from neoclassical through modernist, brutalist, and deconstructivist.
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