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I plan on majoring in aerospace or civil engineering, and i think i would fit in well at both schools. I am from boston and would like to go somewhere else for college, so CMU would be a good change. however, i have read that it is very difficult to change majors at CMU, where as it is extremely easy at MIT. I am not completely sure of what I want to do, so this might be a problem. Academics aside, could anyone comment on pittsburgh vs. boston? boston is probably one of the best college towns, but is pittsburgh close? Finally, is there a social scene at carnegie? both schools are very intense places and have the work hard, play hard philosophy, but mit seems to have a friendlier and more collaborative atmosphere. also, carnegie has fewer girls (im a guy). I know I would get an amazing education at both schools, so now I'm just trying to figure out where I would have a better experience.