Well, most alumni are…at least with their undergraduate education at MIT.

A new Alumni Survey, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and conducted with a consortium of peers, indicates that 91 percent of MIT participants are generally or very satisfied with their undergraduate education. And that’s a 3 percent increase over the last survey conducted in 2005. Further, 85% would encourage a high school student similar to them to attend MIT.

Survey asks about when home was under the dome.

Survey asks about when home was under the dome.

Browse some data reported by the participants, members of the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2004 and 2007, who reported on their experiences, life after MIT, and suggestions for strengthening the educational experience.

  • 65.9% have enrolled in grad or professional schools.
  • 69.3% work in the same field as their major or a related field.
  • 75.2% worked with faculty on their research.
  • 74.2% work full time; 6.9% work part time.
  • 70% have donated to MIT at some point; 78% way they will in the future.
  • 70% have done volunteer work in the past year.
  • Most popular occupations: engineer, 20%, programmer/computer scientist/analyst, 13%, physician, 8%, college faculty member, 8%, and financial manager or analyst, 7%.
  • Most popular co-curricular activities: Campus job, 74%; Intramural sports, 65%; Fraternity/sorority, 44.6%.
  • Skills best developed at MIT: #1 Think analytically and logically; #2 Acquire new skills and knowledge on your own; #3 Use quantitative tools.
  • Most important connections: #1 Friendships from college; #2 MIT as a whole; #3 Fraternity/sorority.