College Spotlight: MIT

There's a lot to love about Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One being, its beautiful campus is located just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

Campus aside, this university has a lot to brag about. MIT came in #7 among National Universities (US News & World Report) in 2016, #2 among Most Entrepreneurial Universities (Forbes) in 2014, and continues to rank #1 year after year (since 1990!) as the top engineering program in the US (US News & World Report). No doubt, MIT is one of the greatest universities in the United States. And because of MIT's dorms, commonly referred to as "The Sponge," this school also has some of the country's coolest dorms! 

If you're looking for top scientific and technical research programs, MIT spends millions of dollars each year to be sure these programs are the best. This university is known for its engineering, business, economics, psychology, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and mathematics majors and provides all types of research opportunities within these majors. It can also be noted that alumni include Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

While academics are a big part of the culture at MIT, there are also a lot of campus traditions and activities. For example, each class designs a unique ring called the "Brass Rat" that is revealed during sophomore year, which is a tradition that dates back to 1929!

With so many unique opportunities at MIT, it's no wonder so many students vie for acceptance here. In 2016, its acceptance rate was deemed "highly selective" and the college admitted 7.9% of all applicants. Be sure to work hard now to show the university why you're the perfect fit for this amazing institution.

Learn more about MIT here.