Women in EECS

MIT's Undergraduate Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Facts & Figures

In MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, women represent

39 %
of undergraduates (1)
24 %
of graduate students (1)
14 %
of faculty members (2)
32 %
of the department


Institute Resources for Women

Women@MIT – Run through the office of diversity and inclusion, Women@MIT serves as a central location of information and resources for women-identified students at MIT. It functions to make students aware of the network of offices, departments, and organizations that exist to support and empower women-identified students.

Margaret Cheney Room – The Cheney Room provides a safe space for all women-identified students in the MIT community. Along with being a physical space on-campus for students to study and relax, the Cheney Room also facilitates events targeted at the female student community.

Report on status of Undergraduate women at MIT– This comprehensive report was compiled by the Institute using student response data from a 2014 survey. It is part of a larger initiative to better understand and improve the undergraduate experience for women at MIT.

Other Womens’ Organizations On-Campus

Women’s Initiative – Women’s Initiative is a student group at MIT dedicated to encouraging more high-school aged girls to pursue degrees and careers in Engineering.

Women’s Technology Program – The MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .

Graduate Women in Course 6 – GW6 focuses on the personal and professional development of women in the EECS graduate program.

Society of Women Engineers – SWE strives to inspire younger generations of girls about engineering, encourage the notion of diversity in engineering, and determine and advocate for the needs of women engineers at MIT and the broader community.