Focus on being a well-rounded student, along with good standardized test scores and a decent GPA. MIT does not focus solely on SAT/ACT scores; being involved in extra-curricular activities and volunteering in your community also play a large part in the application process. Also, remember to take your SAT Subject Tests early in Math and Science in order to apply to MIT. SAT Subject Tests are required to apply to MIT.
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MIT is an excellent school to attend if you want to be a scientist or engineer. MIT prepares you well for finding internships and research positions over the summer. However, it is a very stressful place to attend college.» Read More
Being at MIT means having a very busy academic life but contrary to common thought, MIT also has a very lively social life. The various frats and sororities affiliated with MIT provide a great opportunity for students to join various communities as do the dorms and independent living groups. It is great to work with other people that will challenge you to do your best and to have the opportunity to meet and work with scientists and engineers at the top of their fields.» Read More
It's an amazing school. The student culture is entirely unique to MIT, but in the best way possible- if you get in, there's a place for you here. Academics are extremely challenging, but if you get in, you can make it- admissions knows what they're doing.» Read More
We take our schoolwork and learning very seriously but can always manage to have fun on the weekends. Also the professors will blow your mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8-UfLQ7jXc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXIbPrc2NO4 Both links will give a lot of great insight and they're fun!» Read More
It is very well-organized, and the students are EXTREMELY kind and helpful. I am actually taking an SAT prep class there through the MSA, and I love it; all the mentors are MIT students. I would love to go there, but I am planning on double-majoring in English Education and East Asian Studies, and Minoring in Art; I don't think MIT has those courses, do they??» Read More