At MIT, you will learn by doing and do by learning

  • Mind and Hand

    MIT’s motto—Mens et Manus—reflects how we teach, how we learn and how we think about solving problems. At MIT, almost every undergraduate participates in at least one research program with MIT faculty members. And MIT has a strong maker culture that is reinforced by student traditions and activities that celebrate the value of creating beautiful, useful, ingenious and/or interesting things.

  • Start a company

    Students interested in bringing their products and ideas to market can utilize the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship where academics, advising and the Global Founders Skills Accelerator can help launch a world-changing company.


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  • Rewarding Research

    Get paid or volunteer to do research through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). UROPs cultivate and support research partnerships between undergraduates and faculty. You can also earn credit within a diverse range of programs in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHASS). In fact, the Times Higher Education 2015 World University Rankings has named MIT one of the top three universities worldwide for arts and humanities education, based partly on research ideas and results. 

  • Explore the world

    The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) matches MIT students with tailored internship, research and teaching opportunities, allowing you to collaborate with MIT faculty members and their counterparts abroad. MISTI supports MIT’s educational mission by creating hands-on, international learning experiences related to several courses of study within the Institute. While exploring a host country’s language, culture, history and politics, you will gain the perspective you need to imagine your future as a participant and leader in an interconnected world.