The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Outstanding professors
  2. 2
    Student-faculty research opportunities
  3. 3
    Career and academic network prospects
  4. 4
    The incredible student body
  5. 5
    The city of Boston and all of its resources
  6. 6
    Getting to wear the class ring (aka Brass Rat)
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    Pass/No Record
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    Independent Activities Period
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    MIT culture

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
98% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 8 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
93% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
50% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
75% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
96% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
85% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Campus Pride
50% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
67% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
64% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
52% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
88% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 65% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-64% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    Intense workload
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    Level of difficulty
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    Realizing that you might not be the smartest anymore
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    Scarcity of free time
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    Not enough attractive single women on campus
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    Sleep deprivation
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    The middle of winter
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    Lack of reliable campus food
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    Sense of being overwhelmed

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,050, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,554.
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