|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 06:29 pm: Edit|
im extremely interested in both these schools, thing is, i only have a few meager EC (church choir, church secretary, lacrosse, FPS club). i know MIT puts less emphasis on ECs, but are they strong in areas besides science?
|By Warriorlax22 (Warriorlax22) on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 10:43 pm: Edit|
uh, if lacrosse is important to you, go to princeton.
|By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 10:16 pm: Edit|
MIT is very strong in arts, despite its name, though maybe not as strong as Princeton. And I disagree that MIT puts less emphasis on ECs.
|By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit|
If you're looking for a more laid-back environment, go Princeton. People are a lot more stressed out at MIT.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 12:11 pm: Edit|
im interested in political science and biology and i guess becuase mit is the institute of technology i think theyre not strong in other areas. Which school is slightly easier to get into?
|By Eccentricity (Eccentricity) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit|
|By Webhappy2 (Webhappy2) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 01:40 pm: Edit|
MIT is insanely hard to get into if you're a male (esp. if you're an Asian male). If you're a female, MIT is amazingly easy to get into. If you're URM, MIT should be quite easy to get into.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 01:48 pm: Edit|
sweet i am a female urm
|By Pillsburychoboy (Pillsburychoboy) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:07 pm: Edit|
MIT is obviously an engineering driven school, but it also has the #2 undergrad business program (Sloan), a world-famous economics program, and, from what I hear, very good humanities. Princeton has great arts, humanities, and social sciences - its engineering program is not as great (though I think the operations research and financial engineering program is unique to Princeton, at least in the highest echelons of colleges).
Princeton and MIT both have absolutely spectacular names, but I believe that MIT gets more respect because it's so hardcore.
|By Brianktm (Brianktm) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit|
Let the adcoms pick for you, it's very unlikely you'll be accepted to both.
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:34 pm: Edit|
As a female URM interested in the sciences, if she has very good stats, I think it's probably likely she'll be accepted to both.
|By Nihilist (Nihilist) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:40 pm: Edit|
princeton's physics-engineering program is rated #1
|By Metra (Metra) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:53 pm: Edit|
If its that thing on Pton's website, then its crap. MIT, Caltech, Berkeley, Stanford arent on it..
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 06:54 pm: Edit|
For Physics, USNews says (for grad programs, if we can translate those to undergrad which I believe in some ways they can because it equals quality of professors, money used in that dept, etc) Caltech and MIT are tied for #1, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, and Harvard are tied for #3.
|By Gumbino (Gumbino) on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 03:11 pm: Edit|
What's a URM?
|By Gumbino (Gumbino) on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit|
|By 123456789abcdef (123456789abcdef) on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 03:23 pm: Edit|
Voigtrob, I believe you misread the ranking on USNEWS. I copied and pasted it here:
Physics (Ranked in 2002*)
Rank/School Average assessment score (5 = highest)
1. California Institute of Technology 5.0
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5.0
3. Harvard University (MA) 4.9
Princeton University (NJ) 4.9
Stanford University (CA) 4.9
University of California¨CBerkeley 4.9
MIT is ranked second after Caltech and Princeton is ranked fourth (they just didn't put all the individual numbers on the side)
|By Squarishcircle (Squarishcircle) on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 03:38 pm: Edit|
MIT isn't ranked second, it's tied for first
the list of names are simply in alphabetical order if they are tied.
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