- 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.
- 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 2013–2014, 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 42 percent of graduating seniors in the Class of 2014 reported participating in an international experience
while at MIT.