Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logo – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT , the English Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) is an institution of higher education located in private Cambridge , Massachusetts ( United States ).MIT is divided into 6 schools and colleges that include a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research, which makes it one of the leading universities of the United States devoted to teaching and research in science , engineering and economics .
The engineering school is recognized as the best in the U.S. and the world by U.S. News & World Report . MIT was ranked worldwide as the best in technology by Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. The Institute has 76 Nobel laureates among its alumni and faculty (counting only those whose relationship with MIT has exceeded the year-long. If all were included, would be 80). Admission to MIT is extremely competitive, and has been classified by The Atlantic Monthly and other publications as the most selective college in the United States.