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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
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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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I toured parts of MIT during an afternoon in December. I saw the entrepreneurship center, media lab, and csail. I was very impressed with the innovative qualities and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't have the prestige as other universities around it but a good place for my husband (an engineer) to go to say "I went to MIT".

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I toured parts of MIT during an afternoon in December. I saw the entrepreneurship center, media lab, and csail. I was very impressed with the innovative qualities and the people/professionals that I met. I would recommend this institution highly. They've got the right formula and do not accept boundaries or status quo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our middle school aged child had a wonderful experience at MIT's SPARK program! There were wide varieties of options for classes that she and her friends could choose from. The event was very organized and well-staffed by the MIT community!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour guide, top college; learned undergrad student housing guaranteed and lots of options for finding a living arrangement that works for all.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I saw MIT was in 1957, when I was a lovelorn college student visiting a date. So I never saw much except my date's big brown eyes. This time I was taken around the campus by a friend's son who is a post-doc there. The campus is a small city, a show case of architectural styles. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never miss such a rare opportunity my friends. Everyone always wish to get admission in MIT. Although it is tough to get into it but once you are through, your life is made....

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I took my daughter to MIT Splash 2016. What an incredible way for a high school student to experience a college! The program was well run and the campus was beautiful. Everyone was courteous and helpful. Definitely a much better way to check out a school as oppose to a regular campus visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you're looking for an education in the sciences or even the humanities and want a place to learn how to learn, critique, and think, this is the school. Period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This is the type of place where you can just wonder and look at all the university has to offer. The buildings and grounds are beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We went there for the student-led tour, and even though it was raining (more like sprinkling), the tour went on as usual. The student guide was very engaging. I got to learn about the history of MIT, their traditions, culture, hacks, and student life. And most of all, the tour brings us into the buildings! Our tour started a little... More 

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