Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 120 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 11,331 (4,527 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 3 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 2% part-time, 98% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $49,272
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Pro: 1yr intensive practice based degree. Con: no financial aid possibility.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I should mention that my grad program is officially called Engineering Systems, but Engineering Management is an appropriate analog. Pros are an extremely diverse student community in terms of ethnic and disciplinary background. Plus, there is a lot of comradery amongst the students, helping each other with presentations, exams, etc. The core curriculum is still a work in progress as the program I think is still sorting out what the core skills are that they are trying to impart on the students. But, the upside is that there is a lot of opportunity to experiment with other classes, learn new techniques, and take classes at Harvard or Tufts. Great program for interdisciplinary engineers with a penchant for public policy or corporate strategy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Many of the above ranking vary hugely depending on the individual lab group or faculty member, but several generalizations are true across the board. The financial support is excellent, as are the career resources and alumni network. The faculty is nearly always accessible, although some professors are more "hands-off" by nature. The school use of technology is good, but not as great as you'd expect it to be!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Opportunities to have fun or grow academically/professionally are there if you take advantage of them.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Environmental engineering at MIT offers a great community and access to incredible people.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is very intensive, however, you learn a lot and mostly everything you learn is very practical. Great program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

The MIT philosophy Ph. D program is exceptional. The graduate student community is tight-knit, the professional preparation is top-notch, and the faculty are friendly and accessible. The collaborative intellectual community at MIT philosophy is one of a kind.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the best Grad programs in Math. You are surrounded by really smart (and sometimes weird people). The amount of work can be overwhelming but most of the time worth it. Cambridge MA is a nice small city, just minutes from Boston, then you can get a lot of fun. You have a lot of bars, nice restaurants, sports, etc. The main problem is that living near MIT can be really expensive, and living far away implies a hard time getting to MIT during the winter.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at MIT is certainly overrated, but when it comes to finding a job after school, I suppose overrated is the ticket. The Boston area is a great place to live but pricey, and the base stipend doesn't fully scale with the higher cost of living.
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Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro: Smart people. Con: The ratio of neuroscientists to cognitive scientists is too high. Not that many cognitive science professors.
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