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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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ254 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 2 August 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 10 November 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,071 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 25 July 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 16 June 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 4 March 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 2 February 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 7 September 2022
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Rhett L
Los Altos, CA1,053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
If you're an engineer, this is a must see while in the Boston, MA area. Tons of large research buildings on a beautiful campus next to Charles River. Great place to run or walk. Lots to see and do and very busy during weekdays when students are attending classes.
Written 10 September 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was founded in 1861 and is especially famous for engineering, science, computer technology and software development, including for radar and navigation, and is famed for having invented the World Wide Web.
Written 28 September 2019
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,877 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Impressive and magic place. World center of innovations. Realle great to spend time there. It gives a lot of power :)
Written 5 October 2019
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