Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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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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marinexbiologist
Florida976 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I really enjoyed walking around MIT. It was just a short walk from the T-station and the sidewalks were not super crowded. Perhaps I just got lucky with the timing, but the parts of the campus that I walked around were not very crowded and were quiet. Even if you are not a student, I highly recommend taking a half-day to visit the campus and seeing everything that MIT has to offer.
Written May 3, 2020
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Jim Dorman
Weymouth, MA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was probably my favorite place to visit while staying in Cambridge for a few days, and I really didn't even plan it. I just happened to walk by campus on a Friday night as the sun was setting. You could feel the energy of the weekend beginning, but there was a lot still going on. Student were working out at the Dupont Gymnasium. Mens and Women's Lacrosse teams were busy practicing on the athletic fields and students and visitors were walking up the steps to the school's etrance on Massachusetts Ave. Surely, I thought I would need a student ID to go through those doors and enter the building, but I was wrong. Soo, I was walking down what I learned is called the "Infinite Corridor," which on this cold evening was very much welcomed. I felt like a student as I passed offices, lobby areas and classrooms, and then veered off into other corridors and stumbling upon exhibits of learning and achievement. I thought someone would soon be asking for my credentials, but that didn't happen. I soon found myself resting on a bench as a professor and a hanful of students pondered some physics near the Great Dome. Now, I am not really much of a science guy, but I found this pretty exhilarating. After finally exiting the building onto Eastman Court, I headed out to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Boston skyline from Memorial Drive. Next time I might plan my visit a littlle better and even take the the guided tour, but I was thrilled by my spontaneous Friday night visit.
Written April 2, 2020
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is one of the most beautiful university campuses I have seen. It is so captivating; intriguing and aesthetically pleasing.
The buildings are juxtaposed in such a way that you feel like walking around an architectural masterpiece.
I love the vibe of the students walking around and the modern sculptures and embellishments all through the campus.
It's definitely an amazing place to visit if you're in the area.
Written April 9, 2021
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We signed up and took the official tour. It was way way way too long. First everyone sits in a small auditorium and we listened to a staff member talk for 1/2 hour in excruciating detail about the admissions process. Some random fast facts and 2 minutes of questions. This lady was totally self absorbed and could not read the audience that we were there to see the campus, not listen to her blab her head off.

So the tours were led by students. We saw most of the campus and it was 1.5 hours of listening to a college kid, all of his opinions and mostly the outside of buildings.

The tour was free, but at least one full hour too long.
Written August 2, 2022
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Kasia’s Travel
New Jersey479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Impressive amount of art on campus made for a great walk. Some of the architecture is worth paying attention to as well. There is an interactive map available on line that will point you to things worth seeing. Street parking was difficult to find so we left the car in a reasonably priced lot.
Written November 10, 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The MIT Campus is a dream for architecture lovers!! Despite the buildings being closed due to the pandemic (campus reopens for the fall term), we had to visit to see the campus, to understand the layout, and see the buildings designed by some of the great architects of the 20th century: Eero Saarinen's MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium; Alvar Aalto's Baker House, four buildings by I.M. Pei, and Frank Gehry's Stata Center. Truly awesome! Also enjoyed seeing sculptures by Alexander Calder and Mark di Suvero. Hope to make it back someday to see the interior of some of the buildings as well as some of the murals and other art!
Written July 25, 2021
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RitaLyC
Chicago, IL386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
MIT has been my son’s dream college since he was in 1st grade. He has worked hard an this year his reward was to go see the campus, all he wanted to do this summer. Due to the pandemic there were no tours available but even just walking around campus was a dream come true for him. The campus is beautiful with lots of places to sit and relax: Adirondack chairs, hammocks, bench’s. There is plenty of art and nature to admire too. We love the Peace garden and the project it goes with. I should have let me son write this review as he has not stopped taking about MIT and absolutely loved it. Even if you don’t want to go to school here, it’s a great area and campus to walk around.
Written June 16, 2021
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Christopher B
Houston, TX41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We found the buildings and campus to be ugly. Maybe because it was February and there seems to be no nature, but the campus has a very industrial feel - like something out of the movie Brazil. We walked the hall between West and East, saw some class rooms and walked the campus. The buildings (inside and out) seemed dirty. We did visit the athletic complex. The pool areas was nice, but the ice hockey rink was below average. We visited on a Saturday and the campus was not that busy with students (studying maybe). Other than the campus there is not much to do in that part of town. If you have a choice between visiting the MIT campus or Harvard, I would choose Harvard.
Written March 4, 2020
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Richard A
Jakarta, Indonesia2,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited MIT last Nov 2021, even though it’s still not open yet for public. It’s a nice place, good university to visit once it’s opened again. The area surrounding is also good to explore.
Written February 2, 2022
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Emma Y
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
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. Not far from MIT, a restaurant called Cafe Luna. The food there is delicious.
Written September 7, 2022
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