Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, is one of the largest private residential, research university, established in Massachusetts, USA. There are around 4384 undergraduate and 6510 graduate students (including 115 international students), 1018 faculty members, 5 schools, 1 college, 32 departments and 5 subject libraries related to engineering, economics, humanities and science, music, and arts and architecture consisting of more than 2.9 million books.

Academic Programs

MIT offers 4-year, full-time undergraduate programs in 44 disciplines across its 5 schools. In 1969, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was founded to allow students to interact with faculties. The graduate programs of the university offers an all-inclusive doctoral programs with degrees in the humanities, social sciences, the Master of Science (SM), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Science (ScD) as well as professional degrees like Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of City Planning (MCP), Master of Finance (M.Fin.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and many more.

List of Departments And Programs

Aeronautics and Astronautics Health Sciences and Technology
Anthropology History
Architecture Linguistics and Philosophy
Biological Engineering Literature
Biology Management
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Materials Science and Engineering
Business Mathematics
Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Media Arts and Sciences (Media Lab)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Music and Theater Arts
Comparative Media Studies Nuclear Science and Engineering
Computational and Systems Biology Physics
Computation for Design and Optimization Political Science
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Science, Technology, and Society
Economics Urban Studies and Planning
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Writing and Humanistic Studies
Engineering Systems Division Foreign Languages and Literatures


  • MIT’s School of Engineering ranked 1st in the QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (as per the U.S.News & World Report)
  • Produced 77 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients and 45 Rhodes Scholars
Name of the Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Type of Institution Private
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Courses Offered Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses
Departments/ Branches
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Architecture
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Biological Engineering
  • Business
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Comparative Media Studies
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computation for Design and Optimization
  • Computational and Systems Biology
  • Economics
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Engineering Systems Division
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • History
  • Health Sciences and Technology
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Management
  • Literature
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music and Theater Arts
  • Media Arts and Sciences (Media Lab)
  • Physics
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Political Science
  • Writing and Humanistic Studies


Admission Procedure/Eligibility Criteria Undergraduate

  • International applicants who have completed their secondary school or high school in their respective countries can apply for an undergraduate program at MIT. However, applicants who have enrolled themselves at some other university in USA can apply to MIT as a transfer candidate. For seeking admission to MIT, candidates need to complete their application form properly and appear for some tests including SAT/ACT/TOEFL Shortlisted candidates are called for a face to face interview. International applicants who have studied mathematics, English (4 years compulsory), social studies/history (at least 2 years), physics, chemistry and biology will be given additional preference.


  • The admission procedure for the graduation programs differs from one department to the other. For instance, there are some departments that admit international applicants on the basis of their TOEFL/IELTS scores. Applicants who did not have English as their primary medium of instruction need to appear for the EET test to assess their English language skills.


Scholarships International applicants willing to apply for loan or scholarship from MIT need to submit the below mentioned documents:

  • CSS Profile
  • Wage statement or Income tax returns of parents
  • CSS Farm/Business supplement
  • Non custodial parents information


Fee Structure Undergraduate Summer:

  • Students enrolling for the summer session : $425/unit; $2550 ( for 6 units), $ 13,480 ( more than 6 units)
  • Students registering for the SB thesis: $1,685 ( for 3 units)
  • Off-campus internship programs: $4,720


  • Tuition Fee: $20,230
  • Students enrolling for the SB thesis: $1,685 ( for 2 units)

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Application Fee: $75
  • Activity Fee: $136/per term
  • Library thesis processing fee for advanced studies: $ 50
  • Library thesis processing fee for doctoral degrees: $115
  • Accommodation expenses: $ 11,234
  • Books and personal expenses: $2764



  • Tuition fee: $13,480
  • Off-campus internship programs: $4720


  • Tuition Fee: $20,230.
  • Doctoral students fee: $1,010 ( for first 3 semesters), $3,035 ( for the remaining semesters)

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Application Fee: $75
  • Activity Fee: $136/per term
  • Library thesis processing fee for advanced studies: $ 50
  • Library thesis processing fee for doctoral degrees: $115
  • Accommodation expenses: $1,075 – $1,591 (for family housing), $662 to $1,478 (for single occupancy)


Examinations & Results The University conducts examination on a semester basis.
Established in the Year 1861, (opened 1865)
Facts & Figures
  • MIT ranked fourth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
  • The university has an approximate strength of 6152 postgraduates and 4232 undergraduates. Out of this, 2731 are international students.


  • Dance performances
  • Cultural programs
  • International Graduate Orientation


Distance learning MIT OpenCourseWare is not a distance learning platform. A distance learning mode usually engages the information exchange between students and faculty. However, MIT OCW aims at offering educational information on a broader prospect to the entire world. It offers course outlines, lecture notes, assignments and reading lists.