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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Students are nice. General community is fun. The place is quite stressful, though.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed all the classes I've taken (even though they can be tiring), and I think the students here are some of the friendliest I've ever met.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This place is amazing. You can see and do fantastic things here. This place is not for everyone. There is a lot of work and many things you will never understand. I have learned and grown more than I thought possible and I still have more time here. But, you also loose part of yourself here. Once you become ok with that, you realize you can make though this place and have great memories on the other side. IHTFP

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We always have a lot of work, but we find time to have fun. When we do party, we party hard.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cambridge has awesome food and right across the river is Boston, which has even more options. It's pretty much limitless.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are great. I feel that they are very fair, understand that we are college kids, and create an awesome on campus atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food depends on the dining hall, but it is generally really solid. There are also enough options that you won't get bored and feel like you are eating the same thing over and over again.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is a need blind admission school. What ever you prove you can't pay, MIT will cover.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They are so many different options. It all depends on what kind of dorm atmosphere you are looking for.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I find that the students in my dorm are all very friendly, and the cost is somewhat manageable.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: MIT is right in-between Boston and Cambridge so you get a lot of variety in restaurants, plus, they're close by.

3 College Junior

Administration: Strictness depends on the thing that you're doing, but MIT generally would rather help you than hurt you, especially if the problem has to do with excessive drug or alcohol use. Dorm security has tightened lately so that's become a bit more strict and a bit of a nuisance as well.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I feel like the financial aid that the students get could in general be improved in terms of the amount and how it measures up to the true financial situation of the student and their family. I think applying for outside scholarships is one of the best ways to get financial aid, so try not to rely on MIT's financial aid too much.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I mean, everyone is their own person and you're almost guaranteed to find someone interesting on campus, whether for friendship or relationship. We all have our own quirks and eccentricities but I think that's what makes us interesting.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great to live on campus since that's where a majority of your friends and classmates are. Each dorm has its own culture and atmosphere, and I think it's quite easy to find one that fits your personality

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a lot of options on campus from the dining halls to the restaurants in the student center to the restaurants out in the city. I have the meal plan, and it's convenient since I don't have to worry about food. But it is generally pretty expensive and it is cheaper, and sometimes more fun to cook for yourself.

5 College Freshman

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

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: They give the students a lot of freedom

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Was not able to get any aid

8 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

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

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

9 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.

9 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.

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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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