Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Recent Reviews

Ekramy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

What's the best thing about MIT? My favorite thing about MIT is that students enjoy learning and work hard. Name one thing yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

What's the best thing about MIT? My favorite thing about MIT is that students enjoy learning and work hard. Name one thing you'd change. One of the downsides is that professors are generally much more focused on research than teaching. But if you're an independent learner you can get what you need from books, TAs, and other students. Is your school too large, too small, or just right? I think MIT is a good size-- I don't have trouble getting into the classes I want, but it's big enough that there are enough academic and social opportunities. How do people react when you tell them you go to MIT? Actually, people usually freak out, say that it must be super-hard. Where do you spend most of your time on campus? During the day, I split my time between class and lab. College town, or "what college town?" Boston is right across the river from MIT (10 minute walk) and many students hang out there or in Cambridge (more college-town) on the weekends. Boston is a great place to be a college student: lots of other colleges, restaurants, night life, great public transportation (don't bring your car here!). What's your opinion of MIT's administration? I don't think I have any strong feelings about MIT's administration. Some aspects of student life are ignored here-- particuarly dining. The dining halls are only open for dinner, and only 5 days a week, and they're expensive. I don't think any students are satisfied with the dining opportunities. But there are parts of the administration that are very supportive. MIT Medical offers great physical and mental care for all students, and Student Support Services vouches for students who have illness or personal emergencies that affect their coursework. What was the biggest recent controversy on campus? Probably when an MIT student wore a tshirt with a circuit on it into Logan airport, and the administration told the media her behavior was reckless-- before the details of the story were confirmed. Is there a lot of school pride? There's definitely school pride here. Students feel like their in the most challenging technical environment in the world. Is there anything unusual about MIT? Lots of things are unusual about MIT-- the architecture of the buildings on campus, the required hard-core science classes for all students, the fact that (almost) everyone here is a scientist or engineer. What's one experience you'll always remember? What are the most frequent student complaints? Students here love to complain about their workloads. A typical MIT student conversation goes something like this: student 1- "I have 2 psets (problem sets) and an exam tomorrow" student 2- "well I have 3 psets and a paper for tomorrow" student 3- "I'm even more hosed, I have 3 psets and a paper and 2 exams next week" I don't particularly think it's healthy but that's the culturt

Eileen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is one of the best schools in the nation. All the professors truly care about each and every student. Additionally, there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is one of the best schools in the nation. All the professors truly care about each and every student. Additionally, there are always opportunities to grow as a student. The connections made here last a lifetime. I can't imagine going to another school.

Amanda
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school! It's a lot of hard work, but there are so many opportunities for students to take advantage of (perhaps ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school! It's a lot of hard work, but there are so many opportunities for students to take advantage of (perhaps too many to fit into 4 years). The one thing that I wish the school did more of was dedicate their funds to improving student life instead of building the next new building on campus. Also, there should be more representation for students on campus, for instance, the senior haus incident. These are little things, however. Overall every single day I appreciate the fact that I have the privilege of getting an education from MIT. I am sure that it will set me up for success in my career; it already has shown its benefits as far as internships go! Overall, I'm proud to say that I got to MIT!

William
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Its pretty swag

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its pretty swag

Aaditya
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I really love the supportive community of students and faculty. Although the academics are though, there's nothing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I really love the supportive community of students and faculty. Although the academics are though, there's nothing we can't get through together. By pushing us to our limits, MIT brings out the best in us, fostering creative thought, research and innvoation.

Josephine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is a great school with a diverse culture, but we're all brought together by a common passion for learning. Though there a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is a great school with a diverse culture, but we're all brought together by a common passion for learning. Though there are many different niches, I've never felt alienated with any group, which may come as a surprise to some. In general, MIT students and administration can have differing opinions, but the freedom given to the students allows the campus culture to really come directly from the student body.

Kayleigh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is a great school that will get you wherever you want to go in the STEM field. If you're genuinely interested in science/...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MIT is a great school that will get you wherever you want to go in the STEM field. If you're genuinely interested in science/technology/engineering stuff--and also willing to put forth the effort--MIT would be a great place for you! Yes, it's definitely rigorous academically, but it's what binds the students together, and it's worth it. :)

Kyra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love MIT. At first, I didn't know if I would fit in because I didn't think I was up to the same quality of students ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love MIT. At first, I didn't know if I would fit in because I didn't think I was up to the same quality of students here, but I was completely wrong. Everyone is very supportive and willing to help. Creativity is encouraged and the extracurriculars are so diverse that you are bound to find at least one club you like. The professors are excellent and the classes are engaging. I wouldn't ever consider changing universities. Now that I am actually in my major, I have even more support around me, especially from the faculty, who really care for our success

Christopher
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Have you ever wanted to build anything? A bike? A birdhouse? How about an electric car? MIT is full of intellectual people...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Have you ever wanted to build anything? A bike? A birdhouse? How about an electric car? MIT is full of intellectual people who are involved in just about anything science. The professors are constantly open to all students. The facilities are top notch with bleeding edge technology (holograms, lasers, humanoid robots oh my!). Off campus housing may be a drag and dining food leaves one wanting, but there is no point in living off campus in a city where studio apartments are above most people's wages and the kitchens they provide in the dorms are too good to ignore. This is all just stuff on the surface though. It is no lie, this school is not for everyone. It is hard. People sometimes feel overburdened from the work and feel they cannot hack it. More than once I have felt the same. What makes this school top notch is that they understand the toll one may pay for high education and has some of the best student social services in the nation. They do not just care of intellectual achievement, they care about their students. I have been helped time and time again by the people here and the general environment given by administration, professors, and students is the healthiest I have experienced. The labs, the classes, those are all the surface things that people enjoy from their schools. It is when you know the school is on your side that you know the school you attend is over the top.

Cecile
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I love the people and creative atmosphere! Schedules are tight with everything you end up wanting to do, and some days are to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the people and creative atmosphere! Schedules are tight with everything you end up wanting to do, and some days are tough, but there's always someone around to help you. My only real complain is the fact that the weather is terrible in Cambridge (I am a native Texan)!

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