Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a top ranked private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

MIT has the following schools: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Engineering; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Sloan School of Management; School of Science.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Many degree programs are also accredited by specialized professional accrediting bodies, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Computer Science Accreditation Board, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the Planning Accreditation Board.

Ranking Profile:

- Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked 5th among the National Universities by US News (2012).

- Rated 3rd in the US News MBA Rankings 2011.

- Ranked 3rd globally in the QS World University Rankings 2011.

- Ranked 4th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2010). It is ranked 5th among national universities in a measure of price relative to quality. In addition the magazine rated MIT among the top 10 most racially diverse universities in America. It is tied with Dartmouth College for 4th place in the ranking of the nation's most economically diverse universities as determined by the percentage of students receiving Pell grants.

- Ranked 1st for Graduate Engineering in the US News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools guidebook 2010.

- Ranked 8th among the nation's top 50 private universities in Kiplinger's Personal Finance's annual assessment of schools that combine outstanding academic excellence and exceptional economic value (February 2009 issue).

- 9th among 604 universities from around the world included in the 2008 Times Higher Education-Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings. In addition it is placed 1st in both "engineering and IT" and in "natural sciences", 8th in "life sciences and biomedicine", 10th in "social sciences", and 20th in "arts and humanities". And, MIT is ranked 5th overall according to survey responses from 6,354 academics, and 6th overall according to 2,339 employers.

- In TheCenter's rankings 2004, MIT is clustered in the top group of three research universities, alongside Harvard and Stanford.

* Next: MIT Sloan MBA Top Rankings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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