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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MIT is awesome and fun

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are opportunities everywhere, I've gotten job offers just by saying I go to MIT

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's clean, nice, and social

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not super fratty, but it's a lot of fun. Being in Boston is great and my fraternity mixes with sororities in schools all over Boston. Even many of the people not technically in Greek life end up in dorms or dorms floors that are ultimately very similar to joining a fraternity.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: A ton of people participate, but no one really watches.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a lot of fun and the classes are super interesting. The work is hard, but there are tons of people willing to help, and if you are comfortable with not having a perfect A+ average than going out every weekend and some week nights is definitely do-able.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: MIT's housing is unusual in that it emphasizes community

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I never meant to join greek life, but have found it refreshing after growing up in the south. It's very widely varied and provides great support networks for a lot of undergraduates.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had a good time so far.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is very easy to choose and there is a guaranteed place for everyone.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports and Athletics are not a focus here but students are extremely passionate about them as well.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: They have tons of athletic facilities that students, clubs, and athletes can all use for recreation and training! I think it's more than enough for the demand.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school and I wouldn't change it at all! It's probably the most stressful, hard, and demanding thing I've done up to now but that's what I love about it! It's a challenge and it really is intense but the people I've met, my friends, help me through it all and I love that! The community at MIT is amazing too, there are so many different people on campus both mainstream and off-stream(I guess that's how you say it?) but that makes everyday much better in an open and accepting campus.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, however I never really see police around. I mainly feel safe because I do not travel alone and I trust the people around me.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love attending MIT. I know that my experience will be tougher as the years go by, but I have made amazing friends that I know will stick around for it all. The courses are hard, and psets are crazy challenging, but it all promotes teamwork and creative thinking. I look forward to learning more and meeting more people.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I hear that getting a job is promising, and I know dozens of people who have received outstanding internships by their junior and senior years. MIT is known for the possibilities for their students after graduation, which is one of the reasons I chose the school. I just know I have to do my part and apply myself and find these opportunities.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The most frustrating thing about the dorms is their distance from the main campus. However, each dorm has its own social community which really makes it feel like a home. The dorms could all use more laundry options since the machines seem to always be in use or out of order. The kitchens in MacGregor suck, but I still love the rooms in MacGregor. Burton Connor is generally falling apart and dirty, but the social atmosphere there is great. Front desk security people are lazy and rude many times, so I do not like dealing with them. I also hate the process for checking in 'guests' into your dorm, and I personally think that if a guest is another MIT student with ID this should be much easier.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is surprisingly big on MIT campus for the guys. The frats really put in a lot of time for their brothers and people they know, helping with homework and providing study breaks for fun. Sorority life, on the other hand, seems pretty big due to the amount of girls in the sororities, but they do not play as much of a big impact as the fraternities. There is not a big difference in Greeks and non-Greeks.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is not a priority at MIT, so most of the students don't pay attention to them. However, there is a lot of school spirit for big events. Many students are involved in sports whether they are in club sports or varsity sports.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I am only a freshman, I truly love it here. The course load is heavy, but there are amazing people here that are always willing to help, which lightens some of the load. I love the classes I have taken so far, and they are all very engaging. The people here are what makes me love MIT the best. They make the campus feel like home.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the greek life. Almost all of the parties at MIT are held by the fraternities in their houses. Students from other schools also enjoy attending them. Sororities also host a lot of fun fundraisers and charity events attended by students as well. There isn't a divide between Greeks and non-Greeks, they coexist very peacefully. All of the Greek organizations have houses, many of which are off campus in Boston.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most sports are division 3, and MIT doesn't have the best teams sometimes so it's not too interesting to watch. Some games are good though and very fun to attend. The school spirit is not there. The school athletic center is very nice and open students but the football field leaves much to be desired.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love MIT's culture as well as the academics. It's right next to Boston and is easily accessible. The culture is full of different types of people and there is a right fit for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. MITPD are always around when you need them.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This place offers a great community of profs, grad students, and undergrads who all want to learn new things and change the world.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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