<p>@GreedIsGood - </p>
<p>If you've seen my posts in these forums, you will know that we really stress match at MIT. </p>
<p>Your academic interest + username does not portend a good match at MIT. I say that not in a negative or judgmental way - just that we really care about a match for our mission, which is this: </p>
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.</p>
<p>The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
<p>and it tends to not be a great match for students who are interested in finance outright. </p>
<p>Don't get me wrong - lots of MIT people end up in finance. But there are other programs - Princeton's Financial Engineering program, for one - that are devoted to it, and serve it, much more than we do.</p>