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What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

IIT students are typically known as being nerds. Hard working, but somewhat reclusive and perhaps even socially incompetent. Many people will say they are disappointed with the social scene, and that the school is known to empty out during breaks due to so many students fleeing to the suburbs where they are from. In reality, there are a lot of opportunities to socialize and fun to be had. There are no major barriers to creating a student organization, and chances are one already exists for any given interest. Various groups on campus put on events both on campus and off campus that can be enjoyed by everyone. Still, it is true that IIT students are very hard working and most people will be unwilling to blow off their commitments in favor of having a good time. In recent years the school has been choosing more well-rounded students that more successfully have a healthy balance between work and fun.

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