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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's easy to get wrapped up in your own world on campus, and Cambridge sometimes feels a little sketchy. But if you take the time to venture into Boston, there's a ton to do. A lot of fraternities are located in Boston, and I'm jealous that the brothers get to have so much culture and life around them!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a small pizza place about a block from campus that's open until 4am. Great for those late nights studying.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Though student policies are in place (eg. no drinking in dorm common areas), nobody intrudes to ensure the policies are being followed. There is a general belief that students can make responsible decisions.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of extremely good-looking people here, which actually surprised me.

6 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very few people go to varsity games. Many of friends did not even know MIT had a football team.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: They seem to crack down at random tim

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into a specific program is as easy as choosing that program once you're accepted into the institute.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic facilities are quite wonderful and there's clubs for basically every kind of athletic activity.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: The requirements and procedures are very clearly laid out and explained.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: With Boston just a bridge away, there's countless activities to do all the time. It's more of a challenge of deciding which ones to do when!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: Basically all the Greek groups have their own houses, and there's a ton of different ones so you get your pick in style and culture. Some lean more toward the hardcore parties and some are a lot tamer.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am not involved in athletics.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Lots to do in Boston.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Security has recently been increased as a result of several dorm robberies.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Lots of people are in fraternities and sororities.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is quite expensive, and many students are upset about the new enforced security. However, most students do live on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a few off-campus communities. I have not lived in them, but the people who do are very tight-knit communities and almost always satisfied with their housing.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: Very lenient policies on visitation and alcohol use. The police are trusting of students.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People who attend sporting events are usually just friends of varsity athletes.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: From Newbury Street to Boston Commons, there's always something to do or somewhere to go.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always places to go, and you never feel like you're sneaking around.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sometimes, bikes get stolen, but the campus is generally pretty safe.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus has many pros in terms of being closer to cheaper restaurants and places to shop, but many students stay on campus.

4 College Senior

Administration: Our campus is not very strict. They generally treat us like adults and allow us to decide what's best for us.

5 College Senior

Academics: I love studying biology at MIT. The workload is probably average for an MIT major, and there are so many amazing professors to learn from and do research with.

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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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