MIT in World Top Rankings

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a world-class educational institution with outstanding international reputation for teaching and research. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Notable MIT alumni include: Samuel Bodman (Secretary of Energy, 2005–2009), Kofi Annan (Former Secretary-General of the United Nations), Lois Lilly Howe (second woman in the US to found an architecture firm), Carly Fiorina S.M. (former CEO of Hewlett-Packard), Richard Barry (co-founder of Sycamore Networks), Daniel Lewin S.M. (founder of Akamai), Patrick McGovern S.B. (founder of IDG/Computerworld), William A. Porter (founder of E*TRADE), Willard Rockwell (founder of Rockwell International), Martin Weinstein (founder of Tyco International), John Thain (Former CEO of Merrill Lynch, former Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stock Exchange), Hollis Godfrey (former president of Drexel University), James Mannoia (former President of Greenville College), Buzz Aldrin (Second man to walk on the Moon), etc.


- MIT is rated as the 5th best national university by US News (2012).

- Rated 3rd in the US News Graduate Business School Rankings 2011.

- 4th overall among national universities (US News 2010). Specialized engineering disciplines that ranked as the nation's best include aeronautics and astronautics, chemical, electrical and computer science, materials and mechanical. MIT's undergraduate business program is tied with the UC Berkeley, as the nation's second best. It took top honors for its undergraduate business specialties in production and operations management, management information systems, quantitative analysis, and supply chain management.

- 2nd in the Webometric Ranking of World Universities for January 2010.

- MIT Sloan MBA is rated 5th in the Financial Times MBA Ranking 2010.

- 5th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 9th in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

- Named one of 100 best values among private schools, rated 8th among the nation's top 50 private universities (Kiplinger's 2009 rankings).

- The Times Higher published its second annual “World University Rankings” in October 2005, in which MIT is placed second to Harvard.

- Rated 1st in "reputation" and 4th in "citations and faculty awards" according to a 1995 National Research Council study of US research universities.

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