Nearly 90% of MIT students live in resident halls or at fraternities and sororities. The 11 dorms can hold approximately 5965 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 Women's & Men's Athletic Conference, the school boasts about 681 athletes (about one in five students!) with the most popular sports being Rowing, Basketball, Football. 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, Bay State Road, 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 Women's & Men's Athletic 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 2020

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 23
Basketball 19 14
Fencing 17 18
Field Hockey 21
Football 69
Lacrosse 34 21
Rowing 48 50
Sailing 27
Soccer 30 30
Softball 16
Squash 14
Swimming and Diving 27 36
Tennis 10 7
Track and Field, Indoor 49 45
Track and Field, Outdoor 47 42
Track and Field, X-Country 16 17
Volleyball 16 14
Water Polo 17
Data from 2018
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 379
Female Athletes 302


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$78,152 (5.8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$82,970 (6.2)

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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Beantown Taqueria

Miles From Campus: 0.27
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Mae Asian Eatery

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Izzy's Restaurant & Sub Shop

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Pai kin Kao

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Lone Star Taco Bar

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Ole to Go!

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Punjabi Dhaba

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Pita Cambridge

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Cafe Sushi

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Santouka Harvard Square

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Sams Falafel & Shawarma

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar

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Green Street

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