The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. MIT is one of two private land-grant universities[b] and is also a sea-grant and space-grant university.
The history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can be traced back to the 1861 incorporation of the “Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Society of Natural History” lead primarily by William Barton Rogers.
MIT is named the best engineering graduate school in 2010