Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reviews

  • 95 Reviews
  • Cambridge (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $57,986
100% of 95 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 95 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Demetres Ingilis
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"My fellow students are the brightest people I have ever met. On top of that, everybody is willing to help one another with studying and homework. This is truly valuable."
Jerry Czarnecki
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"I am happy with the value of my education at MIT and look forward to remaining in contact with the many people at MIT that made my experience very good."
Stephanie Schulze
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2013
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Great university name to put on a resume, but you have to be very committed."
Emily Gates
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"A few too many required classes for a masters degree, but at least they can guarantee the material we've learned. It's hard to compete with the network or the respect given to the brand name of MIT."
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Pro: 1yr intensive practice based degree. Con: no financial aid possibility."
Ross Collins
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Engineering Management
"I should mention that my grad program is officially called Engineering Systems, but Engineering Management is an appropriate analog. Pros are an extremely diverse student community in terms of ethnic and disciplinary background. Plus, there is a lot of comradery amongst the students, helping each other with presentations, exams, etc. The core curriculum is still a work in progress as the program I think is still sorting out what the core skills are that they are trying to impart on the students. But, the upside is that there is a lot of opportunity to experiment with other classes, learn new techniques, and take classes at Harvard or Tufts. Great program for interdisciplinary engineers with a penchant for public policy or corporate strategy."
Lauren Tarte
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Many of the above ranking vary hugely depending on the individual lab group or faculty member, but several generalizations are true across the board. The financial support is excellent, as are the career resources and alumni network. The faculty is nearly always accessible, although some professors are more "hands-off" by nature. The school use of technology is good, but not as great as you'd expect it to be!"
Irene Hu
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
"Opportunities to have fun or grow academically/professionally are there if you take advantage of them."
Jennifer Apell
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
"Environmental engineering at MIT offers a great community and access to incredible people."
Renata Gomelskaya
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The program is very intensive, however, you learn a lot and mostly everything you learn is very practical. Great program."
Brendan Dill
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2013
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The MIT philosophy Ph. D program is exceptional. The graduate student community is tight-knit, the professional preparation is top-notch, and the faculty are friendly and accessible. The collaborative intellectual community at MIT philosophy is one of a kind."
Leonardo Zepeda
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2013
  • Degree: Mathematics
"One of the best Grad programs in Math. You are surrounded by really smart (and sometimes weird people). The amount of work can be overwhelming but most of the time worth it. Cambridge MA is a nice small city, just minutes from Boston, then you can get a lot of fun. You have a lot of bars, nice restaurants, sports, etc. The main problem is that living near MIT can be really expensive, and living far away implies a hard time getting to MIT during the winter."
Sophie Liu
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2013
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The graduate program at MIT is certainly overrated, but when it comes to finding a job after school, I suppose overrated is the ticket. The Boston area is a great place to live but pricey, and the base stipend doesn't fully scale with the higher cost of living."
Julian Jara
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2013
  • Degree: Cognitive Psychology
"Pro: Smart people. Con: The ratio of neuroscientists to cognitive scientists is too high. Not that many cognitive science professors."
Sebastian Templet
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2013
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"MIT offers a demanding but rewarding graduate program for neuroscience students."
Keith Leung
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Lots of work. I have never worked so hard in my life. What you get out of the program is proportional to what you put in. Best faculty in the world. Down to earth people at the university."
Minh Ton-That
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Perfect program for those seeking a career in management."
Omer Durak
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Pros: available resources, accessible faculty, very intellectual environment, collaborative environment Cons: relatively new program, constantly restructured"
Bruno Goncalves da Silva
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2012
  • Degree: Engineering
"Pros Great Professors and programs Proximity to the city of Boston Funding for PhD and thesis MS students usually available Quality and quantity of MIT dorms for grad students (non-family dorms) Cons Cost of Living in Cambridge and Boston Cost of MIT Family housing is very high, taking into account the quality of the buildings/apartments and the student stipends (roughly 75% to 80% of the stipend goes to housing)"
Dianne Kamfonik
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2012
  • Degree: Engineering
"MIT has a competitive and somewhat stressful environment, but the academics and research happening here is exciting and top-notch. MIT opens you up to a whole network of future employers. Don't expect to have much of a social life, but when you do get out Boston and Cambridge are fun to explore."