Explore M.I.T. Hillel

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, situated on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, is known for its plethora of Nobel laureates, student hacks (technically intricate practical jokes) and demanding academic environment. The Hillel at MIT acknowledges its special environment by encouraging students to participate in stimulating Jewish experiences as well as to develop both Jewish applications to and Israel connections with their work. MIT`s Jewish students come from across the globe; both undergraduate and graduate students are served by full-time Hillel staff.

Undergraduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (5.5%*)
4,530 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

420 Jewish Students (6.0%*)
6,990 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

MIT operates a kosher servery, under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim (Vaad Hakashrus) of Massachusetts, within the main cafeteria on campus. There is no additional charge to any diner who chooses this option, and all diners can eat side-by-side together.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Conservative and Orthodox services both meet on Friday night when school is in session. There is an Orthodox service weekdays and on Shabbat morning during the school year. The Conservative minyan meets once a semester on Shabbat morning as part of a Shabbaton.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 7%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $53,450
  • Tuition Out-of-State $53,450
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 91% / 10%
  • Greek Life Yes

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40 Massachusetts Avenue (MIT Bldg W11)
Cambridge MA 02139 US
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