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Photo Tour of the MIT Campus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (click photo to enlarge)

Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1861, MIT currently has roughly 10,000 students enrolled, over half of them at the graduate level. Its school colors are cardinal red and steel gray, and its mascot is Tim the Beaver.

The university is organized into five schools with more than 30 departments: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Engineering; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; School of Science; and Sloan School of Management.

MIT is consistently ranked as one of the top technology schools in the world and it consistently ranks highly among top engineering schools. Famous alumni include Noam Chomsky, Buzz Aldrin and Kofi Annan. Less famous alumni include Allen Grove, About.com's Guide to College Admissions.

To see what it takes to get into this prestigious university, check out the MIT profile and this MIT GPA, SAT and ACT graph.

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