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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston is filled with nice places to eat

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: They give the students a lot of freedom

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Was not able to get any aid

6 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes very repetitive, but the food usually tastes good

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Really clean, great community, great facilities

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls here (like all students) are smart, involved, and interesting.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: MIT has an awesome athletics program. Varsity sports are not a huge deal: I and most people I know have never been to a football game, but the diversity in sports and options available are awesome. Almost all dorms have some form of gym, and the main gym is huge and very accessible. The PE requirement encourages students to take fun courses that are never available at high school: such as pistols, archery, fencing, and sailing (the combination of which will earn you your 'pirates licence'. I personally thought I would have no part in sports, but discovered the pistol team through a friend and fell in love with the program. Top notch team (women's team won first place team in national collegiate competition in 2014), but relaxing, safe, and very focused on mental and wellness aspects of the sport.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal plan is convenient and good quality, which is enough to make me happy. Forced into a meal plan if you live in a dorm with a dining hall which some hate.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is amazing: you can select from 11 unique dorms with wide-ranging cultures and amenities, and later have the option to change dorms. The dorms all have their perks, such as East Campus, which builds roller coaters attatched to 3 story dance arenas (and many other things) to Simmons, which has spacious lounges, is new and well maintained, and inclusive government. There is really a huge variety, and people seem to always find an environment they're happy in.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Thankfully I haven't had to have any run in with them

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you do not get the dorm that is too far away from campus it is great. and get one where you don't have to clean your own bathroom, it makes life easier.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: I am in love with the city of Boston and the surround area.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I enjoy being able to go out and let loose and have fun at parties thrown by frats

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not had to deal or gather any information about living off campus since Im a freshman and we are forced to live in a dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A lot of the frat guys think they are all that and so if you aren't, in their eyes, drop dead gorgeous they wont give you any type of attention, even if you are a cool person and the "gorgeous" girl is awful. I think it gets better as you get older though.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career fairs at MIT are the best. SO many tech companies come and most take your resumes on the spot and help you out.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish athletics were a big part of MIT. We don't even have a real football stadium which is sad since I am from texas and football and marching bands are huge there.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Eh, well people aren't the friendliest here at MIT. I've been to parties at Tufts for example, and it is much easier to talk and meet new people there, which is what I enjoy at parties.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everything up here in Boston is much more expensive than home (deep south texas) so I do not eat out as much since I am on a ridiculously expensive meal plan, now that does not give me my moneys worth at all.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe walking alone at night on campus (I'm a petite female). I try to avoid doing do as often as possible, but there's usually nothing too crazy going on. If I can, I'll walk in a group or take the Safe Ride back home.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: It's there, but I'm not a part of it so it doesn't affect my life that much.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: The Boston/Cambridge area is an awesome place to go to college because there's always something to do nearby. It can be within walking distance or a few stops on the T. There are museums, malls, restaurants, you name it, it's most likely there.

4 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Have not explored off-campus housing options yet.

5 College Freshman

Academics: For my major, MIT is the best right now

4 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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