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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am very happy so far.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The quality of employers recruiting on campus is high

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Campus Police really try to help students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got my third choice of dorm, but it is working out OK.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: This is a tolerant community so Greek or non-Greek doesn't matter.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the swimming requirement, and the physical education facilities are great.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere of creative and super-smart students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are very willing to listen and help students learn - individual quirks/administrative proficiency are the only problems.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MIT really prepares the student for their career. A manifold of opportunities to explore areas of interest, with a definite push to get a job.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Good services overall with many resources available; some complaints about specific departments.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am very satisfied with my current dorm - Simmons Hall. Great building and people who reside in it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Since MIT is an open urban campus, it's never completely safe. Despite that, it feels pretty safe as places are lighted, connected, and accessible. 24/7 study spaces are MIT ID-access only, which adds to that. However, since the campus is very long east to west, walking across campus alone at night to visit friends or study is often anxiety-inducing.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live on the east side of campus, which could not be more convenient--very close to classes and to the T (subway). In my dorm, specific halls form close communities with decades of traditions. This is fun and engaging, but people tend to form groups/cliques and are often rude to each other because we have no explicit rules about how to treat other members of our hall.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: As a humanities and science major, my academic experience at MIT isn't the most usual. The academic environment tends to undervalue these fields, but the people in them, especially in SHASS (School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) really care about their fields. The main thing I'd change about MIT, and have been trying to change for the past 3 years, is out culture around suffering. Many students wear their suffering as a badge of pride and vie to work the most, sleep the least, and be most 'hosed,' from firehose. We devalue mental health and self-care, and students often think others will look down on them for asking for help. Those facets of MIT need to change, but I've seen people at the Institute who care and are working on this, so I have very much hope for the future of my school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The opportunities to get involved in innovative projects and work with outstanding professionals.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had some pretty bad lecturers in classes that would have been manageable if taught correctly. The fact that someone is knowledgeable does not make them a decent teacher. I have also had amazing teachers who made my learning experience exciting and positive, despite difficult coursework.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone knows MIT really whips you into shape. Nothing is guaranteed. It is up to you to decide the type of life you'll lead after school, but MIT gives you the tools necessary to be successful and get hired.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Other than the fact that our campus is open to anyone, I feel safe walking alone late at night or any time.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Despite the occasional fire alarm, living in a dorm was great. You get to choose who you live near in some of the dorms and form a strong community with the people around you. Each section or lounge gets funds to spend however they want to help facilitate that. The dorms are larger than at any other school.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at MIT gives you amazing opportunity to grow, learn, and have fun. It's pretty much a perfect balance of helping the community and the occasional scandal.

4 College Junior

Athletics: For being a D3 school, we have fairly nice facilities. Our gym for the general student body is nicer than the one designated for varsity athletes. Our fields, particularly baseball, softball, and football, could really use an upgrade and it would be cool if more people attended our games, but you can't really expect more from students who are so busy with school and their own extracurriculars. Outside of attendance, people show amazing amounts of support over social media.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think what makes the experience so amazing is having the opportunity to meet people with brilliant minds and passionate, caring hearts.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: MIT has top-notch academics. Some professors aren't great lecturers though.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a hard time in my internship search, but the company who did hire me this summer is really impressed with MIT.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe and feel that MIT is very aware of issues and active in addressing them.

3 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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