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Great civil engineering program.Quite BrightCivil Engineering
Great civil engineering program. Great faculty. Only downside is people tend to jkeep to themselves and they aren't very outgoing.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Scholastic Success: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-
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Coming to this school I was expecting aBrightBiology
Coming to this school I was expecting a decent education and helpful staff (my financial adviser was amazingly helpful). However, on my first day of the first semester I could tell the professors were uninterested in our actual understanding of the subject and were closed minded beyond belief. Regardless of how many hours of studying I did, no amount was enough to achieve a good grade on an exam, and most did not curve despite low exam grades. The best professor I had in my time here was a bio 115 teacher who was passionate about teaching. The staff here were also very incompetent,as I would wait almost an hour to receive information about how I can deal with a dorming issue or a stolen item issue. Some of the kitchen staff were also very rude and yell at the international students (it also happened to me at one time), or shame a student for making a mistake when getting food from the commons. Also, IIT looks for any reason to charge your account. Even though the Upass should be a one time charge, the school charges your account almost $140 each semester. As a T.A even told us once "The school only has downtown going for it, or else no one would come here."The other T.A's here (I should mention) are international students and make communication very difficult. I have had labs full of these T.A's and I could not manage to understand why I got points off or what I needed to do next time.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Collaboration/Competitive: B+, Social Life: F
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This one of the greatest schools in theBrightCivil Engineering
This one of the greatest schools in the Midwest and even for MIT we are considered competition in the Midwest area. I just hope people will quit criticizing this school. It's true it's a hard school with not much social life but sorry to break it to you that's kinda what success requires. Besides if you really want a great social life you can still have because it's in the middle of Chicago; just don't expect to succeed in your classes. It's really simple. Either you come to IIT to sacrifice 4 years of your life and have a great career later or you just go somewhere else and try to make it there somehow. And please don't come to IIT to do something like psychology and end up complaining everyday of your life after. This an ENGINEERING SCHOOL for God's sake. I mean they offer other programs but don't expect it to be Yale's level because it's an engineering school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C
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