Explore MIT

Find your passions both in and out of the classroom

A group of MIT students.


At MIT, learning is about more than what is taught in the classroom—it’s about living here, choosing your own opportunities, and discovering who you are. With over 4,500 undergraduate students and hundreds of clubs, you’ll never run out of things to do here. Love chocolate? Join the student-run Laboratory for Chocolate Science. Or maybe you enjoy singing a capella? Check out one of MIT’s many a capella groups, like the Logarhythms. There's plenty for you to explore!

WHERE YOU'll live

During your first year, you'll find a home in one of our 11 residence halls alongside upperclassmen, graduate resident advisors, faculty heads of house, and professional staff who are all there to help you navigate your MIT experience and find your home here.

MIT students on stage performing a play.
A student sitting on a couch in a dorm room in Random Hall.


minute walk across the river to Boston


student organizations


classes needed to obtain an MIT Pirate Certificate: archery, fencing, pistol (or rifle), & sailing


Whether you're interested in Division III varsity athletics or intramurals, MIT has a variety of fitness options to keep you active and having fun at the same time. Dance it out, hike away your stress, or start your own team!


Everyone knows being an MIT student can sometimes feel like drinking from a fire hose, but there are tons of resources and people who will help you on your journey. From academic deans and professors to upperclass mentors and peers, MIT’s collaborative culture fosters a support network that will help you be successful. Check out some of MIT’s many resources!