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Date: Dec 31 1969
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Major: management Minor: economics

MIT is an excellent university with a stellar reputation to receive an undergraduate education. However if you have any doubt about the probability of you being successful and ending up in the career you want to be in, do yourself a favor and enroll elsewhere. There are many other prestiguous colleges and universities to choose from.

I hated my whole experience here and will regret it for the rest of my life. I wish I had received a denial letter - they could have used the same letterhead and the same amount of ink. With a 4.0/5.0 gpa, I learned almost absolutely nothing and left MIT feeling incompetent and with a feeling of emptyness. And I consider myself to be an intelligent person with a 130 IQ who imposes high academic standards for myself (We live in a country obsessed with IQ). You have to have had acquired some sort of knowledge. Also I made very few friends while I was there and couldn't wait to get out. I ignored all of the warning signs when I was a freshman that it was time for me to drop out. I got one A and B's in all of my classes that year, but lacked a sense of fulfillment and pride in my work. I wanted to major in computer science and work in that industry but ended up having to major in mgmt and economics to graduate. I was never accepted by my living group as a colleague or member of the MIT community, not to the extent that anyone qualified enough to be accepted by MIT deserves. Obviously I just didn't belong at this school. I have never experienced this type of rejection before in my life. Frankly, I would have preferred it in writing.

commentThe writer makes a good point. I had a friend who wanted to major in CS but he could not pass 6.032 (Computation Structures; not sure what it's called now). At most any other school he would have done well in a CS major. At MIT he had to graduate in Political Science. Another guy had been an electronics hacker his whole life and had to get a modified diploma because there was one EE class he couldn't pass.

The writer leaves a good clue. 130 is very low at MIT. And MIT isn't really fun if you aren't doing the same math / hard science / engineering stuff as other people.

I hope the writer went back and did a Master's in CS or something like that. With the MIT training, even though he didn't do great, he's breeze through most programs.

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