The MIT admissions office strives to find brilliant and unique students. On paper, MIT is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, and this diversity extends well beyond race to religion, background, political viewpoints, and personal beliefs. There are student groups and clubs for every possible interest, including political groups, cultural groups, religious groups, and a variety of combinations in between. The point is that although no two students at MIT are exactly alike, people still want to bond over the things that they share in common.
Racially, the only problem with all the diversity is a tendency for self-segregation. Students mingle in classes and activities, but some living groups and social networks tend to be divided along racial lines. For the most part, however, this segregation isn’t intentional, and barriers are easily broken. If you have any problems with any races, religions, or beliefs, MIT could shock or maybe even upset you. If you welcome diversity, new experiences, and open exchange of ideas and beliefs, you will be very comfortable at MIT.