Early Career Planning

About Massachusetts Institute of Technology

With an aim to fuse academic knowledge with a practical purpose, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considered as the quintessence of knowledge, research, and innovation. Founded in 1861, MIT believes in promoting intensive teaching. The universities’ contributions in military science and microwave radar during World War II and several other defense projects have made it the hub of the most extraordinary research center.



Quick Facts at a Glance

  1. World Ranking – 4 (According to Times higher education 2019)
  2. No of students - 11,000
  3. Average range of Tuition Fee – $49,580 - $51,832 / Year
  4. Average range of Living Expenses – $14,210 - $15,510 / Year
  5. Scholarships available – YES
  6. Internships offered – YES
  7. The average number of International students - 34%

Departments Available - Under Graduation

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Aerospace /Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Materials
  • Mechanical

Departments Available – Graduation

  • Business Programs 
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Production / Operation Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management / Logistics


Massachusetts falls in the warm continental summer climate zone and experiences around 40 inches of rain annually. This climatic zone has four seasons and summers are warm whereas the winters are pretty cold.

Residing options

MIT offers several residence halls for the undergraduate students, like Baker House, Burton-Conner, East Campus, MacGregor House, Maseeh Hall, McCormick Hall, and Simmons Hall. MIT's graduate residence halls are a lively and collaborative place to grow and flourish. The university also has various choices to offer for both single and students with families.

Campus life

With 166 acres of green areas, second largest university-based Nuclear Research Reactor, and a pressurized wind tunnel for testing aerodynamic research, the campus is situated in the heart of a global innovation hub, surrounded by a mixture of high tech companies and boasts of a student body that is diverse and curiosity-driven. The campus also consists of 500+ student organizations, 26 acres of playing field, and more than 60 publicly sited works of art.

Scholarships / Financial aid
For Undergraduates - There are three forms of financial aid offered by MIT to the undergraduate students, 

  • Grants and scholarships, 
  • Work and research opportunities,
  • Student loans.

For Graduates - The graduate funding may also take several forms

  • Research assistantships,
  • Instructor and teaching assistantships,
  • Fellowships,
  • Traineeships, 
  • Scholarships & grants,
  • Forms of employment