- MIT offers 46 undergraduate major and 49 minor programs.
- Freshmen seeking a more collaborative environment can choose
to participate in an alternative learning community,
such as the Concourse Program,
Experimental Study Group,
Media Arts and Sciences Freshman Program,
- MIT’s 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.
- Over 55 percent of MIT undergraduates participate in the
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
yearly, with 88 percent having done so by the time they graduate.
- MIT has 478 active student groups, including 75 academic organizations,
72 ethnic and cultural associations, 46 arts groups, 26 religious organizations,
21 activism groups, and many more.
- In 2013–2014, approximately 1,900 students were affiliated with
a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group (FSILG);
of those, approximately 1,100 chose to live in a FSILG community
as an alternative to a traditional residence hall.
- Nearly 40 percent of graduating seniors reported participating in an international experience
while at MIT.