Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
4,480
Tuition
$42,050
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: We have need baised financial aid which is great.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Little crime and very safe

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great facilities for both athletes and non athletes.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Free shuttles, fairly priced trains and easy access to zip cars.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school respects the students privacy but also tries to ensure their safety.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: We are the best Engineering school in the world!!!!!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great if u can afford it. There are off campus living groups that are affordable but private housing is expensive.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't know. I don't own a car

5 College Freshman

Majors: As a freshman, I am not in a specific major. I will declare in April

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene is practically non existant. There is strict policy against drugs and there is little peer pressure.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't really affect the social atmosphere on campus.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Our school has a large number of parties on weekends (thursday through saturday). I don't know much about the bar/club scene and underage nightlife.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is pretty practical for a college student and the locations are also convenient. There are a variety of options including ethnic foods and vegetarian/vegan options.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Boston, take it as you will.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: You'll work harder in school than you ever have, but it's entirely worth it. The faculty are amazing, and there are always a wealth of internship/job opportunities.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Depends where you live. Some dorm halls practically have a culture of drug usage; others are entirely clean. You can partake or abstain as much as you choose, and no one will pressure you otherwise.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people who live off-campus live at their fraternity/sorority house. Independent options are limited, and Boston is on the expensive end.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, even though I'm in a city.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: The atmosphere is great. Everyone is so smart and has something to contribute.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: I don't park on campus; not many people do. It's pretty easy to get around without a car.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Very lenient. The administration lets us do what we want, as long as we are safe about it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like it a lot. I've really gotten to know and get close to the people I live with.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: It's MIT... The technology is good.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Mostly fraternity events, most of which are across the river in Boston. But there is a free shuttle that goes across.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: It's better at night than during the day.

3 people found this useful Report
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Sun Kim
Hometown
Duluth, GA
Major
Mechanical Engineering
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MIT students have a love/hate relationship with the school. They love the people and the atmosphere and hate the boatloads of work. Correction: Some people like the work and learning things, but most people hate being ignored by certain “research-oriented” professors. Most students who come to MIT had some tough decisions to make about schools before making a final decision, like “Should I go to Harvard or MIT?” and “Should I go to this in-state school with a full scholarship and a free computer or go to MIT and pay for almost everything?” Overall, every student, at some point, will think that they made the wrong decision, but it’s the fact that these people made the decision to attend MIT that sets them apart from the rest. Whether they knew what MIT was like or not, students here were willing to take the chance. As a result, the people at MIT are the most creative, helpful, brilliant, and unique in the world. MIT admissions doesn’t admit people accidentally—no matter how dumb you may feel when you fail your first exam. Everyone at MIT is incredibly down-to-earth, and everyone has the potential to do great things, even if everyone is deprived of sleep. It’s okay—you’ll find that some of the best work happens between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

MIT will teach you how to survive on your own in the real world, and it will teach you more about yourself, too. Don’t expect to be babied—MIT is one of the most challenging schools in the country, but it is also one of the most rewarding. It is an opportunity that few are given, so don’t waste your time. While you are here, you will grow up and become an adult. You will form some life-long relationships, and if you survive, you will thrive anywhere.

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