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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

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Tour one of the world's leading educational institutions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On campus, you'll have a chance to visit buildings created by famed architects Eero Saarinen and William Welles Bosworth. Located on the banks of the Charles River, the campus includes many modern buildings such as the Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry. Visit the List Visual Arts Center, the university libraries and archives, and the museum and associated galleries, featuring exhibits designed by students and professionals. At the Infinite Corridor in the Media Lab, you can attend one of the many lectures and events open to the public. Use our Cambridge travel itinerary maker to add Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other attractions to your Cambridge vacation plans.
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  • The Original Campus built in the 1910's in the Neoclassical Style on the bucolic Charles River overlooking Boston, features the Great Dome - a beloved architectural structure frequently hacked by the ...  more »
  • The campus is rather classic, and not very nice. But the view of Boston and river Charles is worth the trip  more »
  • Because of Boston Team Handball, I have more friends who are MIT alumni than any of the elementary, high school or universities I attended combined. Part of the community engagement philosophy, MIT is...  more »
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  • All of the professors here are so nice, and they're willing to make time for you if you need help with a project, even if you're not an MIT student (as long as you put in the time and show them that you care about your work). The campus is also ever-evolving and very well kept, especially for a school of its size. They work hard to keep as much of the campus as accessible as possible, and you can pretty much go into any building at any time just to see what's going on inside. You can learn a lot from MIT just by being on and around its campus. It's a truly one-of-a-kind place.
  • This was a great bar. Went out there several times over the past four years. Interesting building choices for a bar; many of them have this rustic dorm-like feel and others even feel like a fraternity out of a movie! Don't go to the academic buildings because they are kind of a downer. Best thing about this bar is the memes. Would have given 5 stars except for it being incredibly hard to find a women's bathroom.
  • Great tour! The admissions office is very helpful and all the staff and students in general are incredibly nice. The place also has great architecture in it's buildings. I really look forward to (hopefully) go here!
  • It's MIT. They make huge advancements in almost every field of science and have the best engineering program in the country and maybe even the world. They are the reason we live in the future. They also have one of the only pronounceable university acronyms so that's good.
  • This is certainly one of the most prestigious institutions in this country, and a great one, nonetheless, for individuals looking to pursue engineering and or other core technical courses required essentially by default in this day and age. The world is a malignant and unforgiving place at best, but to gain admission into this facility is truly an austere goal that many attempt but only few will actually achieve. Good luck to everyone currently enrolled or looking to get in(including myself). The sky isn't the limit, it's what you make it.

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Where to stay in Cambridge

As the home of two renowned universities, Cambridge caters mainly to the families of current or prospective students. You can stay near the university campuses by booking your room at a student-oriented bed and breakfast or guesthouse, which offer simple, comfortable lodging for a fraction of the price charged by the big chains. If you don't mind paying more and wish to stay near the city's major cultural attractions, consider a hotel just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.
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