I'm in my last throes of the college process right now, and despite my best
efforts, I'm still completely split between MIT and Stanford. So at the
eleventh hour (May 1 deadline!), I beg perspectives on the schools. As a
little background, I am interested in pretty much all the sciences and social
sciences, but am particularly interested in space science (planetary science,
astrophysics, etc) and physics, like math, and am sort of developing an
interest in bio and CS as well. My current questions about the schools include:
1. How does the workload/stress level compare between the schools?
2. How easy is social integration and involvement? In particular, how well do
nerds and nerd culture (ex. science fiction) fit in? Are there opportunities
for someone who would like to hang out, do fun stuff, etc but is not
tremendously outgoing and does not like parties?
3. How are courses, teaching, and research opportunities?
However, any and all information/perspectives on the school would be very useful to me. All help is appreciated!
Yours in anguished indecision,