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Massachusetts Institute o Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Inglis: Massachusetts Institute o Technology MIT) is a private research varsity in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eften citit as ane o the warld's maist prestigious varsities.[10][11][12][13]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Motto Mens et Manus (Laitin)
Motto in Scots
Mynd an Haund[1]
Teep Private
Laund grant
Established Apryle 10, 1861 (1861-04-10)
Academic affiliations
568 Group
Endowment $13.182 billion (2016)[3]
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart
Preses L. Rafael Reif
Provost Martin A. Schmidt
Academic staff
Students 11,319[5]
Unnergraduates 4,512[5]
Postgraduates 6,807
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, Unitit States
Campus Urban, 168 acres (68.0 ha)[6]
Newspaper The Tech
Colours Cardinal Red & Steel Gray[7]
Nickname Engineers[8]
Sporting affiliations
Pilgrim League
Division IEARC & EAWRC (rowing)
Mascot Tim the Beaver[9]
MIT Logo


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  2. NAICU – Member Directory Archived November 9, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. As o Juin 30, 2016. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2017. 
  4. "Faculty and Staff". MIT Facts. MIT. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Enrollment Statistics". MIT Registrar. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  6. "The Campus". MIT Facts 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  7. "Colors - MIT Graphic Identity". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  8. "The Official Site of MIT Intercollegiate Athletics - MIT". 
  9. "Symbols: Mascot". MIT Graphic Identity. MIT. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  10. Altaner, David (March 9, 2011). "Harvard, MIT Ranked Most Prestigious Universities, Study Reports". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  11. Morgan, John. "Top Six Universities Dominate THE World Reputation Rankings". "The rankings suggest that the top six - Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Oxford - form a group of globally recognised "super brands". 
  12. "Massachusetts Institute of Technology". It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, economics, and finance. 
  13. "Massachusetts Institute of Technology". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved November 18, 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), privately controlled coeducational institution of higher learning famous for its scientific and technological training and research. 

Coordinates: 42°21′35″N 71°05′32″W / 42.35982°N 71.09211°W / 42.35982; -71.09211