Since admission letters are going out soon, I’ve written something up about the culture of MIT in order to help graduating seniors and their parents make an informed decision about whether or not to accept an admission there. The problem with most college guides is that they really don’t tell you anything substantial about the place, and nothing that could be construed as negative.
The post is in the sidebar.
A little about me. I graduated with a bachelor of science in physics from MIT in 1991 and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 so I’ve seen both a small big-name school and a big public university, and have some insights into the strengths and weaknesses of both. I’ve been on the MIT campus three times in the last year, and so I hope that what I’ve written is reasonably current. One of the interesting things is how little I’ve changed and how little the campus has changed.
Hope it is useful….