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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 1000
Description: One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on...
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.
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Great place to work, maybe fun to visit?

I work at MIT and I see loads of people come for tours of campus. MIT certainly is not the most beautiful campus you'll ever see, but it has some very neat sights nonetheless. I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I work at MIT and I see loads of people come for tours of campus. MIT certainly is not the most beautiful campus you'll ever see, but it has some very neat sights nonetheless. I'm a big fan of the Stata Center and Kresge Auditorium. Some lesser know places are the MIT Chapel, which is beautiful and serene, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It is so appropriate that the world famous M.I.T. Department of Architecture and City Planning - is located in the main domed building directly across the street from a trio of some of M.I.T.'s most famous 20th c. buildings. Both the Chapel and Kresge Auditorium (the dome) were designed by Eero Saarinen. The interior of the small intimate Chapel space... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is a vibrant place, from the architecture, to the simplicity in naming of buildings, to the kind of people you come across, everything makes you realize that you are at a place where cool things happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

While parts of the MIT campus are fairly sterile, the Hayden Library entrance and courtyard has four magnificent Lipschitz sculptures, which alone are worth a trip to MIT. The nearby MIT Chapel is a highlight too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

MIT, or maybe its student body, does a better job than most of avoiding distracting fashion trend competition and social media fads, while providing a rich and demanding schedule of course and lab work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Every MIT student or passing tourist should enter the COOP at least to take a look at the merchandise. During the winter, they can be an interesting option for snacks and pharmacy items (cough and cold medicine for example) [+] Pros: MIT gear!; MIT merchandise; MIT stickers; MIT stuff!; pharmacy for emergencies (I needed that in January/2015 and COOP literally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited MIT and even attended to class as a listener thanks to a good friend who studies there. The lecture rooms were awesome, I can say that it was the best experience to me. Student life was also something that catches my attention.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

MIT is an interesting place to visit, especially if you work In the education sector as its always fun to compare facilities. And boy are their facilities good. It's spread out over loads of different campuses but well worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited the MIT Museum, attended the 2015 Zero Robotics World Finals, had an admissions briefing and campus tour. All very well done. Great campus, friendly people. Will be happy to have our son attend this institution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited to shop in the Retail Store & also was nice to recall the times spent there during & after my son graduated MIT, Go Course 6!!

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