Massachusetts Institute of Technology, established in 1860, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its campus, the north side of Charles river, is close to the Harvard Bridge and several top notch companies. It has unending resources and top applied science and engineering programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,500 undergraduates, who can get hands-on research experience through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Its dorm culture is just as unique, with each dorm being distinctive from the other. Students get to select their dorm, based on what fits with their interests and lifestyle. The MIT Engineers, whose mascot is a beaver, are cheered on in Division III sports. Notable MIT alumni include Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy. MIT, a place with challenge, ideas and opportunities, offers a brilliant academic environment.