khd713, Massachusetts Institute of Technology '18
I like the fact that I moved from the west to east cost. The culture in the community is fairly different, from crossing the streets when the sign says otherwise to a generally more hurried atmosphere. Here, the trees actually change color in the fall! The weather is surely something you'll be cautioned against, but I don't mind it. The change of pace is definitely refreshing. >MIT might be thought of as a place with a very studious culture, but I've found something quite different. There is a very diverse group of students here. Many have passions ranging from music to cooking to engineering; it all depends on who you find. Many people are very social, some less so. The variety of housing here is definitely something to look into. Each dorm has a very unique culture, and there is definitely a niche for everyone. People are all friendly, though, and willing to learn that's something that is similar about us all (and maybe the only thing). I would encourage coming to visit and see the beautiful open campus yourself. It's a bit of walking, but I like the integration with the cities; both Boston and Cambridge are beautiful, and you can get a pass to listen to the BSO for just five dollars as a student.