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Campus & Student Life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Home to about 4,361 undergraduates in 2020, MIT is a large, private school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, MIT offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by MIT can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our MIT Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

MIT Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at MIT. For more information on policies and accommodations that the school provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit MIT Disability Services.

MIT for the Military

While not a "service academy", MIT does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit MIT Veteran Services . For more information, check out our MIT for Veterans Guide.

MIT offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, MIT does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT has a comparatively large, student body. There were 4,361 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,234 (97.1%). Part-time attendance was 127 (2.9%).


Massachusetts Institute of Technology is Ranked #2 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, MIT receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank MIT #2 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at MIT by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the MIT Diversity Guide.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Competes in the NCAA

MIT has a total of 945 student athletes, 532 men and 413 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,720,153
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,720,153

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Athletics

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