Nearly 90% of MIT students live in resident halls or at fraternities and sororities. The 11 dorms can hold approximately 5900 and each has a live-in faculty housemaster. Meal plans are also available.

MIT puts a strong emphasis on their athletic programs with 31 varsity sports, over 30 club teams, and 18 intramural sports. A member of the New England Football Conference, the school boasts about 698 athletes (about one in five students!) with the most popular sports being Rowing, Track and Field, Outdoor, Basketball. The school has earned 233 Academic All-America citations, the most of any DIII school in the United States. On campus, there are 10 athletic facilities, 26 fields, and the Zesiger Center Gymnasium.

MIT also has over 500 student activity groups ranging from a campus radio station to the Quidditch Team to the Laboratory for Chocolate Science. Students can also take part in the Lecture Series Committee, model railroad club, folk dance, and ROTC. There are 72 ethnic and cultural associations, over 60 musical/theater/dance clubs, 23 religious organizations, 21 activism groups, and more to choose from.

The library system consists of five different libraries, one for each school. Combined, they contain over 2.9 million printed volumes, 2.4 million microforms, 49,000 journal subscriptions, reference databases, and more. There is also the MIT Museum on campus, which was founded in 1971.

Students also have the advantage of living so close to Boston where they can meet the 250,000 other students in the area. Many decide to volunteer at organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, or the Change a Life Program to help with homeless shelters, nursing homes, children’s hospitals, and more.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
Adp, Ashdown House NW, Baker House W, BurtonConnor House W, East Campus &, Eastgate E, Edgerton House NW, K, MacGregor House W, Maseeh Hall, McCormick Hall W, New House W, Next House W, PBP, Random Hall NW, Senior House E, Sidney & Pacific NW, Simmons Hall W, Tang Hall W, The Warehouse NW, Westgate W, Wilg, ZP

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - New England Football Conference
    Basketball - New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
    Baseball - New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
    Cross Country/Track - New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 24
Basketball 13 16
Fencing 17 19
Field Hockey 24
Football 68
Lacrosse 33 21
Rowing 52 54
Sailing 21
Soccer 34 31
Softball 18
Swimming and Diving 30 25
Tennis 15 12
Track and Field, Indoor 50 38
Track and Field, Outdoor 52 37
Track and Field, X-Country 15 15
Volleyball 15 15
Water Polo 25
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 396
Female Athletes 302


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$66,795 (5.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$79,021 (5.5)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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