* MIT students do not enroll in an academic department until the start of their sophomore year, and may defer decision on a course of study until the end of that year.
* This number includes 184 students working on Harvard degrees only through the Health Sciences and Technology program.
Women have attended MIT since 1871. In fall 2012, 2,038 women were enrolled as undergraduates (45 percent) and 2,084 as graduate students (31 percent).
US minority groups were represented by 2,250 undergraduates (50 percent) and 1,338 graduate students (20 percent).
In 2012–2013, MIT students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, three territories, and 117 foreign countries.