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I don't buy the argument that MIT students aren't well-rounded. MIT students can be as well-rounded as they're inclined to be
I hope you don't think that I was arguing that MIT students are not well rounded. I totally agree with you! I have been very impressed with the well-roundedness of MIT students. But MIT is overall techier than Stanford. You don't go to MIT if you don't like math and science.
MIT students tend to be ostensibly unhappy a lot - that's part of the ihtfp culture
I also think that's partly due to the difference between the east and west coasts.