- MIT offers 46 undergraduate major and 49 minor programs.
- Fields of study include architecture; engineering; management;
science; humanities, arts, and social sciences; as well as interdisciplinary programs.
- Freshmen seeking a more collaborative environment can choose from among
four alternative learning communities: the Concourse Program,
Experimental Study Group,
Media Arts and Sciences Freshman Program,
General Institute Requirements ensure that all students are broadly educated
in the physical, natural, and social sciences.
- The first semester at MIT is graded on a pass/no record basis.
- On average, more than 55 percent of MIT undergraduates participate in the
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
each year, with 87 percent having done so at least once by the time they graduate.
- In 2012, MIT undergraduates won a
a Fulbright Fellowship,
a Marshall Scholarship,
and two Truman Scholarships.
- MIT has 457 active student groups, including 62 ethnic and cultural associations,
59 academic organizations, 46 arts groups, 26 religious organizations, 17 activism groups,
and many more.
- In 2012–2013, approximately 1,700 students were affiliated with
a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group (FSILG);
of those, approximately 900 chose to live in an FSILG community as an alternative
to a traditional residence hall.
- In 2012, about 39 percent of MIT’s graduating seniors reported having
an international experience at some point during their time at MIT.