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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Most of the time you can take tunnels to get across campus so you're not walking alone outdoors.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Haven't really participated much, but people are smart.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Who has time to do drugs? There are psets waiting.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: People have a mild interest in athletics, but mostly it's overshadowed by classes.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love the atmosphere and all the people here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Well, I mean it's Boston so there's a little of everything.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: All the classes are hard, but it's nice to have people to work with.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I don't know much about it yet, but from what I hear it's a nice program

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is quite diverse, you can meet all sorts of people.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: While there's drinking on campus, it tends to be in moderation because the academic work load is so heavy there's little time to party. I don't think recreational drugs are at all prevalent.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Fraternities are generally more prevalent than sororities. The fraternities often hold mixers or parties with sororities from Boston University, because there are more sororities there.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Administrators and campus police are very nice. As long as everything is done in moderation and doesn't pose any health or safety threat, they're cool.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Since it's so academically rigorous, it sets you up to do very well when you graduate. Many of the professors are world-renowned and very interesting. There are many opportunities to do paid research at the undergraduate level. And those who want a more active social life will have many opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The athletic center is great, the student center is okay. The location is fantastic and there's plenty to do. Some of the buildings are beautiful and others are ugly. It's not the prettiest campus, but being on the Charles River is great and being in Cambridge is even better.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Love MIT!!! Amazing opportunities, really smart and kind classmates

3 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Great options! It's a city!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Although there is alot of alcohol consumption on campus, most students are responsible and smart about it and rarely does it get out of hand.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: With a mobile app that tells you all the times the bus will be there by, the transportation shuttles are easy to use

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The officers are very understanding, very nice, and will not bust parties unless they have already given out multiple warnings

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Being a freshman I have no idea what the program looks like as I havent taken any classes for it yet.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: We are in boston. Enough said. The T is super convenient to use, and endless options in terms of nightlife outside of the school campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although safety is really secure here (very hard to get into dorms unless you are an MIT student) with a front desk at every dorm, the medical center is very far off where the dorms are and a pain to get to.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: MIT admissions spends a lot of effort on getting a very diverse student body, and they do a good job overall. There is a wide range of students from different backgrounds, some from well off prep schools and others who had to raise their other siblings.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It definitely is one of the most challenging schools out there, but with amazing people around you, it gets better. The social scene is not very vibrant however, and it is not uncommon to ditch plans to study.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: With Boston right across the bridge and Cambridge on the school side, there is an endless variety of options from all kinds of different types of food. I had legitimate dimsum (chinese food) in the morning and italian for dinner, with mochi ice cream for dessert.

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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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