What is life like at CMU? What do students do for fun? Do they mainly stay on campus or venture off? What is the surrounding area like?Are the academics cutthroat, so much so that free time is rare? What do you think is the best thing about CMU and what do you think the worst is?
In addition, I often hear that CMU has a massive emphasis on engineering. Is this true, as I am not sure if I want to go into engineering, but it remains an option.
Thanks so much!