21st Century Einsteins Page 7

Schools where the periodic table is the cliche freshman dorm poster

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (7 of 10)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is the Harvard of science, and the two schools also happen to be neighbors. The students at MIT are the best and brightest young scientists from around the world and the school's rigorous academics reflect that. "It's hard. Really bloody hard. You'll be studying 24/7 here. Within your major you'll be well known to your professors and TAs in and out of the classroom. It's a great education and definitely prepares you for either a job or continuing higher education," says Lisa, a sophomore. Despite the challenges, students at MIT are proud to be a part of such an exclusive and driven community, and find encouragement in their peers and professors. Gina, a sophomore, explains, "There is no better place than MIT for math and science. I love most all of my engineering classes. Most of the professors are friendly and accessible. Everyone here wants to see you succeed so you can always find someone to help you out if you're having some trouble in a class (which is bound to happen more than once)."