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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.

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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.

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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
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The communities are great, but the housing is super expensive.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not into Greek life, because the fees are so big

4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm a Varsity Athlete and I love my coaches and team!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MIT is wonderful, it opens a lot of doors that otherwise would remain closed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are in general helpful and approachable. Courses are insightful.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Everything is pretty great, health services and mit police are good.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The community atmosphere is exceptional, the facilities can leave some to be desired.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: FSILGs are a huge part of MIT, each with their own unique atmosphere and culture.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics can be pretty big when teams are doing well, almost everyone knows an athlete and many go to games and events to support friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MIT is a really cool place where you have the opportunity to explore whatever interests you and your explorations are supported.

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

8 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.

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3 College Sophomore

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

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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.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

9 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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