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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionD-
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsD+
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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Date: May 27 2010
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
When I came for CPW I thought MIT would be the place for me. After spending a year there, I realized it is nothing like what people make it out to be. People still never drop the snooty, I'm better than you attitude even though you've all made it to the same place. People are quickly closed off into their own little boxes and are quick to judge the type of person someone is based on how they look or where they live (i.e. East Campus vs. West Campus). If you don't know where you stand immediately you will be left on your own to figure things out. Instead of college being a place where you learn new things, MIT is a place where you continue being the person you came in as. People are willing you help you so long as you don't do better than them. Classes based on everyone else's grades are the norm no matter what people say. Go somewhere more small and open-minded. No one here cares about anything that doesnt involve academics or getting drunk on the weekends. Interested in social change or anything outside of the college bubble? Go somewhere else or your social life will suck because of all the things you feel like you are missing. The depressing Boston winters are just the icing on this already bitter cake.
responseI have to say that I agree with this comment. For all the "openminded-intellectualness" this place seems to believe in, the truth is that if you don't hold the same beliefs as everyone else, then you are quickly excluded. Because people here think that they are so smart, they don't evaluate their own believes and values (or the words coming out of their mouths) with the same rigor that they are willing to put everyone else's (even other mit students) value systems down with.
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