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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 1000
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Owner description: One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on... more » Owner description: One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the Charles River. The M.I.T. campus includes many modern buildings designed by famous architects and is worth exploring. « less
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logan, ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Both my teens were engaged by the excellent tour and tour guide at MIT. Hearing about the culture, dorm-life, swimming requirement, and pranks on campus all made the tour more memorable.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I recently gave an invited lecture at MIT on our research which is centered around the development of new materials for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. The students and faculty were extremely good hosts, and I felt very welcome and appreciated during my visit. It is among an elite group of Universities that really advance the frontiers of science. Nice experience.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quite a different feel from Harvard, being contemporary and with more of a practical feeling about the campus than the air of academe exuded at Harvard. Spent some time just wandering around and enjoying the place.

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New England, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit. The exhibits were very interesting. Some of them were designed by MIT students, others by professionals. All held our (1 adult, 1 9th grader) attention through our 2 hour visit. I recommend for middle school kids through adult. Most of the few little kids we saw were tantrumming probably from boredom as there was nothing there... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Amazing school, nice tour, great admissions session. Spent a day here - really fun. Love the "hacks" stories.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

MIT campus is wroth a visit for many reasons. First, it's located in a central and crowded area and its next to the river, so you will have awesome views of the city. Second, who doesn't know about MIT and its prestige, its history, etc. etc. But also, if you're into architecture, then you really have to go. There's Frank... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were short on time so we chose the self-guided tour. Saw the pieces we wanted and skipped the ones we didn't. It worked out well.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided to do student-run tours at both Harvard and M.I.T. on the same day, as tourists (not prospective students). The Harvard campus walk was much more compact, whereas the MIT campus was sprawling. There are lots of old buildings and historical info on the Harvard tour, but not so much at MIT. I saw the images of the crazy... More

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New York
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The campus is not much to speak of but the museum is incredible. Need to return with more time! Now I want to learn to build my own robot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The campus tour is fairly standard, with some emphasis on MIT's pathetic pranks. Yes, they are humorous, but how many have made national news? None! Caltech, game, set and match! MIT, because you're not good enough to get into Caltech.

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