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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Nov 20 2003
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
As has been already pointed out, it definitely takes a certain sort to love MIT, and that type of person might have just as wonderful a time at one of several other schools. Yeah, classes are rough, yeah, there's a lot of science and math around…but if you think all you're here for are classes, go elsewhere. The student body is definitely diverse, not all geeks like most people assume, although there's certainly a lot of geeks. Only when you start to factor in the attitude of the place, then you begin to understand what makes this place special. I had a v. tough time deciding between MIT and a few other schools, and I'm glad I decided "hey, it's the chance of a lifetime…so take it!" And it works for me…I've had so many amazing experiences in my first few months here, some of which I'm absolutely sure I wouldn't manage anywhere else, like watching the Boston skyline from the top of the little Dome, or dropping a whole kilo of sodium into the Charles [crazy crazy Rush happenings] Remember, the most important thing is that you get out what you put in. If you want a good social life, go out and meet people, most of them don't bite. If you want to pursue some really cool research topic, talk to professors, spam the entire department if need be (usually not!) and voila, you've got a project. The possibilities really are endless; come visit overnight (do NOT limit yourself to the official tour/class spiel) and we'll show you what we're about.
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