MIT is one of the world’s most respected science schools, and with good reason. For one, consider its notoriously competitive selection process—about 25% of students got perfect scores on their math SAT. Then there’s the grueling workload, which includes physics, biology, chemistry, and calculus as required courses. And, of course, MIT’s professors are world class, with nine Nobel Prize winners currently on the faculty. All that hard work reaps rewards, as the 91% of Techies who graduate tend to do very well. Those who go straight into the workforce report earning 17% more than students from similar schools. While the school isn’t exactly a bargain, it’s one of the less expensive private schools and generous with aid: 60% of students get financial aid. As a result, the average loan debt upon graduation was about $13,600. MIT has a highly diverse student body, with no one ethnic group making up a majority. The urban campus in Cambridge gives students access to nightlife and the cultural activities of nearby Boston. Techies are known for creative nerdy fun like playing Quidditch or experimenting in the Laboratory for Chocolate Science.
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I absolutely love my school and I wouldn't change it at all! It's probably the most stressful, hard, and demanding thing I've done up to now but that's what I love about it! It's a challenge and it really is intense but the people I've met, my friends, help me through it all and I love that! The community at MIT is amazing too, there are so many different people on campus both mainstream and off-stream(I guess that's how you say it?) but that makes everyday much better in an open and accepting campus.
Although I am only a freshman, I truly love it here. The course load is heavy, but there are amazing people here that are always willing to help, which lightens some of the load. I love the classes I have taken so far, and they are all very engaging. The people here are what makes me love MIT the best. They make the campus feel like home.
Although it is a challenging place to be, I have found a home at MIT with crazy-smart, caring people who all want to change the world. I think the thing that best characterizes MIT students is the desire to do something great, something beyond the ordinary. It is an extraordinary place to be.
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