Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visit Report by fogfog
Visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in March 2009 by fogfog(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Information Session: Yes - Woman from Admissions gave good information though I am not convinced admissions is open to applicants with SAT scores in teh 600s as she said--given the stats and yield they have.
Campus Tour: Yes - Excellent tour--Buildings ramble so it can be disorienting. Guides give good overview
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Campus Visit Notes for Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Went with no expectations--and our son LOVED it. The info session was good, and PACKED with kids as young as sophmores.
Huge group tours--we were lucky our tour guide is in the same sport as our son--and asked him about balancing athletics and engineering at school.
We spent far more time there than I expected, and it went on the top of our son's short list.
Doesn't look like there'd be much of a dating seen....
and we hear that its competitive even when they say its not...
From the parent of a current freshman, we hear that the rules regarding alcohol and other dorm rules are not held to very carefully--which is bad....and that the lack of a real meal plan is a bit of an issue
The student we met is in a frat and lives off campus.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
take the bus and use the T when you can