Undergraduate Students

Most undergraduates live on campus in one of MIT’s 10 Institute houses, or in one of 37 MIT-affiliated fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs). All unmarried first-year students must live in one of the Institute’s residence halls. Each on-campus dormitory has a live-in head of house who is usually a senior faculty member. Students may elect to remain on campus following their first year or move to an FSILG The current number of undergraduates living on campus is 3,345.

In 2019–2020, approximately 2,000 students were affiliated with an FSILG; approximately 1,000 of them chose to live in an FSILG community as an alternative to a traditional residence hall.

Graduate Students

More than 2,000 single graduate students live in MIT’s six campus graduate houses. Three of those houses are able to accommodate graduate students and partners. Two campus apartment complexes accommodate over 400 graduate and undergraduate students with partners and/or children. Approximately 90 graduate students live in undergraduate dorms as graduate resident tutors.