Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
4,480
Tuition
$42,050
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Aside from one page in the Tech (our newspaper), most people don't talk about our varsity sports unless they know someone who is a varsity athlete. Intramural sports exist, but those are not talked about much. Of course, we're proud of our Engineers when we actually do well. I wasn't a big exercise or sports person, but I had the impression that our facilities were top-notch, including a swimming pool, archery equipment, dance studios, as well as the massive Z-center.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Cambridge and Boston are vibrant college areas, with tons of students. That being the case, there are always parties everywhere. If you're not a partier, there's plenty of stuff to do around Boston, especially museums and things related to American History (e.g. the Freedom Trail). Aside from that, the Boston area is extremely diverse and you will find food and cultural events of all kinds. I've lived in Boston essentially all my life and I feel that people are very used to all the students around the city.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is fine, no concerns. MIT Medical is inconvenient and generally unhelpful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Quality of housing varies wildly but it's true that there's something for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus is not strict at all. If they catch you hacking it'll be bad but not that bad.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: Shuttle system is hopelessly unreliable and inconvenient.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife is okay. Cambridge, MA isn't the most exciting.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: Nobody here owns a car so this question is inapplicable.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is better than on-campus, Central Square is good.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Generally it's better to live on campus for proximity to everything.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Cambridge, MA is a charming college town in a great area.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Fraternities on campus define the social scene on weekends.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Every major gets the best faculty, the best classes, and the best resources available in the world.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

3 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!!!!!

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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

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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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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