Each dorm has a very unique culture,
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.