Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Cambridge, MA
Website
web.mit.edu/student
Full-Time Undergrads
4,480
Part-Time Undergrads
23
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$42,050
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,050
Room & Board
$12,188
Acceptance Rate
9 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
2090–2350
Average ACT Scores
32–35

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Outstanding professors
  • Student-faculty research opportunities
  • Career and academic network prospects
  • The incredible student body

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • GIRs
  • Intense workload
  • Level of difficulty
  • Realizing that you might not be the smartest anymore

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

MIT Student Reviews

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College Senior

Majors: MIT only has a general admission. There aren't any programs.

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5 College Senior

Majors: The professors are some of the best in the world, and the kid sitting next to you might just be the next Bill Gates.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: 50% of the men are involved in Greek life - it's so huge, it's almost not a big deal anymore.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: MIT has a unique housing system, with everyone living together for all four years.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: MIT trusts the students to know what's best. Changing slightly in recent years.

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