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5 College Senior

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

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

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

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The aspects of campus housing are largely dependent on the dorm you choose. That being said, as opposed to most other colleges, housing options are much more lenient and students are given much more freedom to choose where they feel the most comfortable living and whom they would like to live with.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at MIT are exceptional because each and every student is willing to put forth the effort to achieve their own goals, that are motivated by intrinsic values.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life you choose at MIT is largely dependent on the community you join. Most fraternities however are not the stereotypical kind of hardcore party-goers.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are not the main focus of MIT. However, the PE requirement allows all students to become familiar with the equipment offered.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes MIT unique is that every single person is interesting to get to know.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm a non-Greek but most Greeks I know enjoy it and they do a lot of cool things

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: People don't care enough to go to the sports games

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They do a lot for the mental and physical health. There are also a lot of support services.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of Alumni help get students internships and jobs. There are a lot of offices that also facilitate getting an internship or job.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are challenging and passionate. It is the ideal place to come to be challenged and grow as a learner.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is a bit expensive, but reasonable priced for the area. There was a lack of community in my dorm but I have heard positive things about other dorms

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in a fraternity and the brothers have been great for academic and social support.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Except for alcohol it's fairly hidden.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: They have the facilities for students to do nearly any exercise they want

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Asians keep to themselves a lot.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has been great so far, the academics are near perfect. The only downside is the workload, the cost of attending, and living on your own in an expensive city.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My dorm is nice and warm and roomy. Awesome people

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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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