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5 College Freshman

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

5 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

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

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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.

2 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.

4 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.

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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.

2 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.

3 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.

1 person 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

4 College Senior

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

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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.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Companies want MIT grads. You will have no problem getting a job.

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5 College Senior

Campus Housing: My dorm is amazing. The community is tight-knit and the staff are really nice.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: If you want Greek life, it's there. If you don't, it's not a big deal. About 1/2 of guys on campus are in fraternities and 1/3 of girls.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We have decent varsity teams for our D3 league. And out club sports are really fun.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although it is a challenging place to be, I have found a home at MIT with crazy-smart, caring people who all want to change the world. I think the thing that best characterizes MIT students is the desire to do something great, something beyond the ordinary. It is an extraordinary place to be.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: MIT Medical provides for basic medical needs, if you sprain an ankle, need medication, etc.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of the overall experience at MIT depends on how much you make of it. If you are willing to put yourself forward, push yourself, join new activities, talk to the cute guy you're shy around, etc. as in any other college/work environment, then you will be successful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are endless ways of getting in touch with professors for UROPs, internship opportunities, etc.

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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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