MIT University

Campus History and Origin

MIT was founded on April 10, 1861, the date it was granted its official charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This was two days before the start of the Civil War. Over the next several years plans were made and funds raised, with the first classes beginning in 1865.

MIT occupied rented space on Summer Street in downtown Boston until its first building was created in Boston’s Back Bay in 1866. The original building was located on Boylston Street. The Back Bay campus expanded rapidly and by the end of the century buildings were scattered throughout Copley Square and beginning to spread even further. The Institute began to explore the possibility of other sites so that its campus could gain to become a bigger school. Since it was originally located in Boston’s Back Bay, the Institute moved to Cambridge during a three-day alumni reunion in June of 1916.

Fight Song

E to the U, dU dX, E to the X, dX Cosine! Secant! Tangent! Sine! 3-point-1-4-1-5-9! Integral! Radical! µ, DV Slipstick! Slide rule! M.I.T.!

Admission Requirements

SAT Reasoning Test - Math[750, 800]

SAT Reasoning Test -Critical Reading[690, 790]

SAT Reasoning Test - Writing[690, 790]

ACT Math[34, 36]ACT English[33, 35]

ACT Composite[33, 35]

SAT Subject Test - Math[770, 800]

SAT Subject Test - Science[740, 800]


Tuition and Fees$46,704

Housing and Dining$13,730

Books and Personal Expenses$2,816

Total price for MIT undergraduates:$63,250

Campus Life

Transforming the Great Dome into an enormous R2D2

  • On the first day of spring finals and two days before the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, students arrived on campus to find the Great Dome transformed into a likeness of R2-D2, the famous droid from the Star Wars saga.
    Replicating R2-D2's hemispherical "head," hackers attached a number of colored fabric panels to the exterior of the dome. The panels were decorated with black paint, shiny lame fabric, and red burlap to match those on the droid. In addition to the fabric panels, a painted tent was affixed to the side of the dome to represent R2's holographic projector.
  • When physical plant workers inspected the hack in the morning, they found detailed disassembly instructions, addressed to ``Imperial Drones'' and signed "Rebel Scum''. After a thorough safety inspection, MIT announced that it would leave the hack intact for three days; a relatively long time for an outdoor hack to remain in place. ``It's one of the more professional hacks I've seen from a structural and safety standpoint,'' said Safety Officer David M. Barber. The hack was removed the next day, however, due to concerns of upcoming bad weather and material deterioration.

Cover Letter

Juan Ochoa


10900 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX

May 19, 2015

Good evening Mr. Henry,

I am applying for the position as a Software Engineer in response to the meeting that was held at the University of Texas at Austin.

I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Engineering and I am also working with a group of Software Engineers that create code with Java to help applications and video games to run smoothly. With the skills I currently have I am sure that I will be able to troubleshoot the problems that come up about the software or code for anything that has been created by your company.

I have been involved with numerous groups of Engineers to either create or alter a software for purposes of work, education, or entertainment. I also have experience in the programming for a machine that is used for the creation of automobiles, plastic molding, and other machinery that is used in a factory.

Over the course of my career as a Software Engineer I have:

  • Become a certified Software Development Associate and Professional.
  • Led two successful software releases as the Java team leader.
  • Increased team efficiency by implementing Agile methodologies.

Attached is a copy of my resume that further explains my background and technical skills. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555 or via email at



Juan Ochoa

12596 Tierra Azul

El Paso, Tx 79938



Letter Of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

I recommend that Juan Ochoa should be accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I have seen the dedicated work that Juan puts into, including the work from robotics.

In the dedication that Juan pursues in his work, is the ability in working with a group. Meaning keeping the task at hand in mind, and not getting out of subject, finding solutions to problems, never giving up on problems, when he make mistakes or figures out a mistake has been made Juan looks for a solution.In Juan's free time, he learns how to use different coding systems, while doing so in his position Juan takes classes which help him improve his skills in using coding. Like for example, Juan develops and creates algorithms to develop a movesets for a robot. Also, that Juan just does not stick with one program, he actually uses more than one program to extend his working environment. With his ability in coding Juan is able to make a video game function properly.

With Juan's dedication and effort he puts into his work, I believe that he will succeed at your university, with his hard work and dedication, he will be one of your greatest students. If you would like to discuss any of Mr. Ochoa further, you may contact me at or via phone: (915) 217- 5357.


Athenia Bailey