Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visit Report by Lotus7
Visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in December 2010 by Lotus7(Student, HS Class of 2007)
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Admissions Interview: No - No admissions interview.
Information Session: No - No information session
Campus Tour: No - I conducted my own self-tour. I visited the campus a week after MIT halted tours for the year. The Information Center has maps and a neat self guide for the campus. Definitely came in handy.
Classroom Visit: No - Came during finals week so no.
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Campus Visit Notes for Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I visited MIT all the way from southern California. I stayed in a hotel in Boston next to Copley Place and took the T over to Kendall/MIT (and on one occasion walked back via the Harvard Bridge). MIT was clean and well-maintained. The students were cheerful, social, and were helpful. Actually, everyone in the Boston area seemed to be that way.
I really liked that MIT was right on the Charles River front. Also, there was a centralized space for student interaction. The dorms and the Student Center were of short walking distance. The Z-Center is next door to the Student Center and added to the social factor. I did not find anything negative about MIT. I had my own campus tour since MIT ended their own tours a day before I arrived in Boston. I was able to get around just fine via a map guide created by MIT. Excellent visit overall.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center in Boston (1.6 walking from MIT). Decent stay and free breakfast. Staff was really friendly.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Prudential Center restaurants. Beijing Tokyo next to MIT COOP has great calamari. Quincy Market is also great. I visited markets like Shaw's and Trader Joe's to save money.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Boston transportation is stellar! All the stations are within walking distance and take you everywhere in minutes! Easily accessible from Logan. No need for taxis. Get a Charlie Ticket and pay less.