- MIT offers 46 undergraduate major and 50 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,
and in the humanities and arts.
- The first semester at MIT is graded on a pass/no record basis.
- Each year, nearly 60 percent of MIT undergraduates participate in the
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program,
with 89 percent having done so by the time they graduate.
- MIT has 510 active student groups, including academic organizations, activism groups, arts groups,
ethnic and cultural associations, religious organizations, sports clubs, and many others.
- In 2014–2015, approximately 1,900 students were affiliated with
a fraternity, sorority, or independent living group (FSILG);
approximately 1,100 of them chose to live in a FSILG community as an alternative to a traditional residence hall.
- Nearly 43 percent of graduating seniors in the Class of 2015 reported participating in
an international experience while at MIT.