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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded in 1861, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) is the best university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, a title it has regularly claimed over the last few years. Rated 5+ QS stars, it’s achieved the maximum score across all categories, including research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, specialist criteria and inclusiveness.

MIT is also the best university in the world for a number of subjects including, but not limited to, architecture, linguistics, computer science and information systems, engineering and technology, chemistry, mathematics, economics and econometrics. Based in Cambridge, MIT’s labs and classroom continue to deliver pioneering research into the world’s most pressing issues, such as cancer therapy, identity politics, global engagement, energy, public service and industry.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2017
  • 100.00
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 95.5
    International Students
  • 100
    Citations per Faculty
  • 84
    Arts and Humanities
  • 96.6
    Engineering and Technology
  • 93.1
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 96.5
    Natural Science
  • 92.1
    Social Sciences and Management
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2015
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2016
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2017
  • 98.00
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 91.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 96.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 91.7
    H-index Citations
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2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 95.80
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.3
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 99.8
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 99.9
    Employer-Student Connections
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,982
International
1,679

Number of students

11,067
Postgraduate 60%
Undergraduate 40%

Number of international students

3,717
Postgraduate 83%
Undergraduate 17%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.