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Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Recent Reviews

Jessi
Describe the students at your school.

Although everyone is busy, people always find time to help each other and look out for each other, and in your free time ther...

Describe the students at your school.

Although everyone is busy, people always find time to help each other and look out for each other, and in your free time there will always be someone interested in helping you put your interesting or crazy ideas into action.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always remember that your years at college are for learning, but also remember that learning goes beyond the classroom as well. Study what you are interested in. If need be, fight to get the education you want and deserve. Take time to learn from your fellow students. Create your own projects. Get involved. Put as much as much into your education as you want to get out of it. Eat well and get enough sleep- your mind is not capable of functioning well when your body isn't. Ramen isn't real food. Never be afraid to ask questions, or answer them. Ask for help when you need it, and help others when you can. Balance your time. Don't let yourself get burnt out- remember to take breaks and do things you enjoy. Get off campus sometimes and stay connected to the real world. Find what you are passionate about and do it. Learn for the sake of learning.

What's unique about your campus?

You can study anything you are interested in. If there is not yet a class or student group devoted to it, you can find a professor who will help you get funding to research it. There is always the opportunity to take your studies a step further and there will be people to help you and support you.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are competitive and will most likely be experts in their fields in the future.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are competitive and will most likely be experts in their fields in the future.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

HIgh-caliber education at one of the best schools in the world. The school is fairly small, so although faculty are well-known and extremely pressed for time, they are accessible to meet with students. This school has mostly taught me how to learn and provided me with one-of-a-kind opportunities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents should be aware that every student is different and that there is a "right" school for everyone. However, the perfect school for one child may not be the best place for another. Just because a school is ranked highly does not mean it will be the right atmosphere for every competitive student. The student should pick his or her college based on personal values and priorities, and make sure that this school is somewhere that the student can picture him or herself for the next few years. The most important aspect of picking where to go to college is that the setting, level of competition, and student body are motivating to the individual. During college, it is sometimes very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it is infinitely helpful when the school is overall motivating and encouraging. It is also more satisfying to make the college choice for yourself, rather than to go along with the school that someone else thinks will be best. Most of all, try to have fun in college: explore new interests and meet many diverse people. This is an opportunity to discover who you are.

Zeke
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find a college, try and vist each college you are strongly considering for a weekend, to get the feel of the atmosphere. ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find a college, try and vist each college you are strongly considering for a weekend, to get the feel of the atmosphere. use that oppurtunity to talk to other students and get a feel for the college. As for making the most of the college experience, look into extra-curricular activities, like varisty sports, im sports, debate teams, etc.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Liberal arts majors should not attend this school, as well as people who can't reason things out using logic. Since the graduate institute requirements (GIRs) are based around science and math.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most furstrating thing about this school is if something in a class does not make sense, you fall behind instantly, and are struggling the rest of the semester to catch up. If there is something else in that semster that you dont understand, then there is no chance of catching up, no matter how hard you try.

Tiffany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college: After finding a series of colleges that cater to your interests, ask people about the personality ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college: After finding a series of colleges that cater to your interests, ask people about the personality of the school, then compare that to your own. Making the most of it: Don't kill yourself with classes. Before deciding to double-major or something, think about balance. Sometimes taking only a few classes and letting yourself have time for other events can pay off by keeping you unstressed. Sleep is also very important.

What's unique about your campus?

The people. They're all really nice, and the professors and TA's are really easy to talk to. Signing up for classes is also relatively simple, since you can pre-register for as many as you want and drop them as the semester passes. The students are all willing to work together in study groups.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not willing to work with other people to finish homework. These people would probably suffer from the work-load. A girl I knew from high school looks burned out all the time, and I know that she is not fond of working with other people on homework and projects.

Hannah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you choose your school because you want to, not because other people say you should. If you pick a big name sc...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you choose your school because you want to, not because other people say you should. If you pick a big name school, you will at some point get tired of being known by the brand, make sure you like your school for more than just the name, that there is substance behind it that really fits you.

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

"Drinking from the firehose" is very common. MIT has a reputation of destroying its students with the amount and difficulty o...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

"Drinking from the firehose" is very common. MIT has a reputation of destroying its students with the amount and difficulty of work. Then again, MIT turns us all into the toughest and smartest people.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take advantage of all the opportunities the school has to offer. MIT offers undergraduate research programs as well as extracurriculars. Try new things -- one of the freshmen experiences is to be on the crew team. In order to find the right college, make sure you know what kind of college you're getting into. I had no idea that MIT would be this difficult. In the end, I am glad, but MIT is definitely not the place for everyone.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had learned about the resources available, like tutoring or reaching out to recitation leaders. I wish I had prepared myself better by learning more on my own. It was very difficult to catch up at the beginning.

Danwen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being one of the best tech and engineering schools in the world.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being one of the best tech and engineering schools in the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

FInd somewhere that you see fit, and you will be happy at. Spending 4 years in a place you hate can really hinder your college and learning experiences.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability to say you go to MIT or graduated from MIT afterwards. The Brassrat.

Lauren
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MIT is extremely demanding when it comes to weekly workload, but it is extremely social and fun!

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MIT is extremely demanding when it comes to weekly workload, but it is extremely social and fun!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose the school that FEELS right for you, not what your parents or friends think is righ for you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about MIT is the immense workload and really hard tests.

Jonathan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Reputation, supposed "free pass" for employment

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Reputation, supposed "free pass" for employment

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to: Visit as many schools as possible Talk with current students (particularly if you have connections with them) to figure out things about the college. Try to attend a class. Look at its' website for course materials. Don't party too hard. Take some classes that you may be afraid of taking (Stretch yourself)

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