|By 123456789abcdef (123456789abcdef) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:30 am: Edit|
hey guys! I wanted to get your opinion. I was accepted by both MIT and Brown and I really love both schools!! I enjoy science and engineering so that pushes me towards MIT, but at the same time, I also want a liberal arts sort of education (specifically in literature) so that draws me towards Brown. In the area of "prestige," both are SUPER. Money...neither one is giving me any. Atmosphere... I like the traditional, peaceful atmosphere of Brown but I also love the technological, wired feel of MIT. Neither are in a warm climate so that doesn't help either
Someone help? Thanks a bunch!
|By Confused86 (Confused86) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 02:45 pm: Edit|
MIT... Who would reject MIT? Okay maybe it is just me because I was rejected from MIT, but I would not give up the chance to get a top notch education in science and technology.
|By Abyss (Abyss) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
hey, 123... I'm in the same situation as you. email me! (are you going to CPW? ADOCH? )
|By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:17 pm: Edit|
MIT has courses in all areas. You can even minor in creative writing or theater! So, If you want the ultimate science/engineering experience, go MIT.
Brown and MIT both have a lot of prestige but I'd say MIT has more presitige for science, and certainly engineering.
|By Smhop (Smhop) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 12:21 pm: Edit|
MIT is the school for engineering- remember that brown is a lib arts school
|By Star69 (Star69) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit|
MIT Hands down - whay aren't you at CPW?
|By Gs86 (Gs86) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit|
You guys are all prestige whores. Let's get real here and realize that the difference between such amazing places as Brown and MIT are practically non-existant. You are lucky to be in the tiniest part of the population that gets to choose between such great schools. Brown has fantastic undergrad engeneering and can also offer a well rounded education (which might be helpful considering that at 17 years old we might not be capable of determining the career track we should take for the rest of our lives). Some of you may not be comfortable choosing a school that ranks lower than another simpler because it has less money (and since we're talking in the billions, the difference isn't deal-breaking) -- but don't spread that attitude to others.
123, visit both and choose the place where you will be the happiest. In the end hopefully you will realize that that's most important. (PS - MIT has the higher suicide rate)
|By Jnatkins (Jnatkins) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit|
If you want a social life, come to Brown. I don't know if you went to ADOCH, but everybody I met there loved the school, myself included. MIT is such a drab and dreary place if you ask me.
|By Confused86 (Confused86) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 10:07 pm: Edit|
MIT is in Cambridge, MA, next to Harvard and a whole bunch of other schools. Plus it is in the Boston area, I think you could have a social life if you went to MIT. But then again, the buildings do look ugly
|By Hahvahd2008 (Hahvahd2008) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 01:26 am: Edit|
"You guys are all prestige whores."
In this case, it really isn't about prestige. If you're planning on doing science, MIT certainly has the edge in research facilities, faculty, resources etc. If you're planning on doing engineering, MIT is far and away superior to Brown; it isn't considered one the best engineering schools on the planet for nothing. Even in liberal arts, MIT is surprisingly strong and has great foreign language departments. Still, Brown has a fantastic liberal arts program and I'd give it the nod. However, MIT students can take classes at Harvard to supplement their liberal arts education as well.
Also, Boston rules. Can't forget that.
|By Iluvcornell (Iluvcornell) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:46 pm: Edit|
at MIT you can cross-register at Harvard - imagine that you have the MIT diploma plus Havard courses noted on your transcripts. What more would you want?
Brown is a great school, but we're talking about MIT and Harvard here (they're basically one school)!!!! You get the best liberal arts experience and the best science/engneering education. +++++ you are in Boston which is bustling with life and students. Trust me, take the MIT offer you will never regret it. Last thing, i'm not from here but if you go anytime outside of the US and present yourself as an MIT alumnus THEY will be "wowed" and you will get to choose your job. I know that for a fact!!!! I've seen it so many times. Best of luck!!1
|By Monekit (Monekit) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 04:04 pm: Edit|
|By Edmoney (Edmoney) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit|
I'm not going to kid you, MIT for science, engineering, and you can get your liberal arts from Harvard.
|By Wanttotransfer (Wanttotransfer) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 10:46 pm: Edit|
MIT all the way! Especially for engineering!! Why would you turn that down for Brown? From what I've heard, MIT is better prestige wise anyway. I live in Rhode Island and currently am a student in Boston...Boston compared to Providence...Boston is def. THE place to be! There's so much to do in the city and I've been to plenty of MIT parties...MIT is not lacking social wise. And, think about your future, you'll get so many more job offers with "MIT" on your resume than "Brown"!
|By Itscool (Itscool) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit|
It really all depends... I mean if you are 100% sure that you wanna major in science or engineering than I would go with MIT but if you're not Brown is the way to go... from what I hear MIT is not that grand when it comes to liberal arts...
|By Lakeside (Lakeside) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 01:53 am: Edit|
MIT all the way. Way better school. Awesome research. Intensely awesome
|By 123456789abcdef (123456789abcdef) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 12:55 pm: Edit|
Thanks for all your help! I sent my reply forms yesterday and I'll be attending MIT in the fall. Hopefully I made the right choice
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