Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Rankings & Review

The Great Dome on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Dome and its adjoining buildings frame a courtyard facing the Charles River that is between Boston and Cambridge. The MIT campus extends for about a mile along the riverfront, and is at the center of a high tech hub in Cambridge, MA.

The Basics

Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Official Website MIT
Nickname Engineers
School Colors Cardinal Red, Silver & Black
Athletic Conference NCAA Division III – New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Platinum
Renown Platinum
Diversity Success Silver
Sports Renown NI
Tuition Profile Private University; high.
Endowment Silver
Alumni Engagement Platinum

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Well-Rounded broad curriculum
Professional Schools:
Architecture Yes
Business Yes
Dental No
Engineering Yes
Law Yes
Medical Joint MD-Ph.D. program with Harvard Medical School.
Nursing No
Veterinary Medicine No
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Agriculture No
Human Sciences / Education No
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes

Renowned Alumni

Here are some of the notable alumni from MIT, who some say made an impact on the world. Are there any others you would add to this list?

  • Kofi Annan – Past Secretary-General of the United Nations and winner of Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin – Apollo 11 Astronaut and second person to walk on the moon.
  • Ben S. Bernacke – 14th Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • Amar Bose – Founder of Bose Corp.
  • Vannevar Bush – Inventor and head of U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II.
  • Robin Chase – Co-founder of Zipcar.
  • Mario Draghi – Prime Minister of Italy, and President of European Central Bank.
  • Richard Feynman – Physicist and winner of Nobel Prize for Physics.
  • Ilene S. Gordon – CEO of Ingredion.
  • Shirley Ann Jackson – former chair of United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and President of Rensselaer.
  • Salman Khan – Founder of Khan Academy.
  • Charles Koch – CEO Koch Industries.
  • Paul Krugman – Economist, political commentator and winner of Nobel Prize for Economics.
  • Bejamin Netanyahu – longest serving Prime-Minister of Israel.
  • I.M. Pei – Architect.
  • Jonah Peretti – co-founder of Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post.
  • George Schultz – U.S. Secretary of State in 1980s.
  • Jim Simmons – Founder of Renaissance Technologies.
  • Joseph Stiglitz – Economist and winner of Nobel Prize for Economics.
  • Tom Scholz – Musician and songwriter; founder of Boston.
  • Virgilio Barco Vargas – past President of Colombia.
  • James Woods – Actor.

Who else would you add to this list?



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