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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT has one of the best business schools in the U.S.

Educational Resources

Libraries

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of study and research. Five major subject libraries, for Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Science, Management and Social Science, as well as four specialized libraries and the Institute Archives, offer access to a wide range of materials, both print and electronic, and services.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,359,885 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 22,991 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,391,503 microforms.
  • 33,005 Audio/Visual items.
  • 14,754 e-books.

Museums & Art

Dedicated undergraduate teaching laboratories in many departments are complemented by the facilities of numerous interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers-list available at http://web.mit.edu/research/; arts facilities include not only the List Visual Arts Center, The MIT Museum, and the Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery, but also the Berenice Abbott Photography Laboratory, the Lewis Music Library, and performance and practice spaces.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 1,100 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 7,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 20,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 94% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 69 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 81% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Spring Weekend
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 390 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Sigma, Alpha Nu Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Baptist Student Koinonia; Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Graduate Division; Asian Christian Fellowship; MIT Baha'i Association; Baptist Student Fellowship; Black Christian Fellowship; MIT Buddhist Community; Campus Crusade for Christ; Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship; Chinese Bible Fellowship; Christians on Campus; MIT Gospel Choir; Graduate Christian Fellowship; Graduate Hillel; MIT Hillel; Hindu Students Council; Hong Kong Students Bible Study Group; Latter-day Saint Student Association; Lutheran-Episcopal Ministry; Muslim Students' Association; Orthodox Christian Fellowship; MIT Pagan Students' Group; Praisedance; MIT Protestant Student Community; Tech Catholic Community; United Christian Fellowship; Victory Campus Ministries
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association; Arab Student Organization; Asian American Association; Association of Indonesian Students; Association of Puerto Rican Students; MIT Association of Taiwanese Students; MIT Australian New Zealand American Club; Bangladeshi Students Association; Black Graduate Student Association; Black Students' Union; Black Women's Alliance; Brazilian Student Association; Bulgarian Club; Canadians Club; Caribbean-Club; Chinese Student and Scholar Association; Chinese Students Club; Club Argentino; Club Francophone MIT; The Colombian Association of MIT; Ecuadorian Student Association; MIT European Club; Filipino Students Association; MIT Haitian Alliance; MIT Hawaii Club; Hellenic Students' Association; Hong Kong Student Society; Hungarian Student Association; Iberia; International Film Club; International Students Association; Irish Association of MIT; Japanese Association; Japanese Society of Undergraduates; Korean Graduate Students Association; Korean Students Association; La Union Chicana Por Aztlan; Lebanese Club at MIT; Malaysian Students Association; Mes Latino; Mexican Student Association; MITALY - Italian Student Association; Miteri: Nepali Students' Association; Mocha Moves Dance Squad; Nigerian Students Association; Oori; MIT Organization of Serbian Students; Paksmit; Persian Students Association of MIT; MIT Portuguese Leaders of Tomorrow Club; Portuguese Student Association; The Republic of China Student Association (ROCSA); Romanian Student Association; Sangam; Scandinavian Asssociation of Students; Singapore Students Society; Sloan Jewish Students Organization; South Asian American Students; Sri Lankan Students' Association; Thai Students at MIT; Turkish Student Association; Vietnamese Students Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) There are over 390 groups recognized by the Association of Student Activities at MIT. These groups fall into the following main categories: academic; activism; arts; athletic; campus media; cultural; fraternity, sorority, independent living groups (FSILG); government; interest; recreational; religious; service; social; technology; other
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Tech (twice per week during regular school year, weekly during January, monthly during summer, daily during MIT Orientation)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Boston (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boston (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 7% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 51% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,177
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 28 fraternities
  • 27 fraternity houses
  • 55% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 3 sorority houses
  • 26% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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